In a music scene dominated by Ashkenazi culture, Mizrahi singers had to patiently pave their way to the Israeli mainstream one song at a time. In Part III of the miniseries, the podcast hosts meet two Yemenite trailblazers, who took very different approaches to their heritage.
In this very special, collectors’ edition of the Promised Podcast, they rebroadcast a conversation with one of their favorite writers, the brilliant and enchanting magical-realist writer Etgar Keret, soon after the publication of his 2015 memoir, The Seven Good Years. The interview was done by the wonderful Ilene Prusher, long-time fill-in Promised Podcast panelist, and one-time TLV1 program director.
‘Mixtape’ mini-series, which takes us on a musical journey through anthems, songs of yearning, of war, of peace, to hear the stories behind some of Israel’s most iconic tunes. To begin, we visit the “mother-ship” – Israel’s national anthem.