"Life of the Worlds: Journeys in Jewish Sacred Music, CD "
Richard Kaplan brings us a remarkable collection of vocal performances of Jewish Sacred Music from the Middle East, Andalusia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. These 18 songs of exultation, longing, love, and Divine immanence are accompanied by an ensemble of masterful musicians. The beautiful 32 page booklet includes Hebrew and Yiddish lyrics, song descriptions, transliterations, and English translations. Richard's soothing vocals capture the meditative spirit of each selection as you explore these vocal traditions of our people with him. From the Yemenite Ha'aderet Veha'emunah-LeKhay Olamim, Hayoshevet Baganim, and Yemeni Shema, to the Afghani Le'El Adir Neranenah and Navah Tehilah, to the Moroccan Eyn Keloheynu and Eli Shema Koli, to the niggunim Reb Nachman's Niggun and Niggun of the Alter Rebbe, to the exquisite Hasidic melody Bati Legani by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, you will be transported around the world ' a joyous journey we encourage you to take!