My friend Bat-Sheva came to visit me some time ago from Israel and brought me a CD featuring the songs of Yehudit Ravitz, an Israeli singer of a sophisticated turn and taste.
Here she is in a duet with Matti Kaspi: Samba for two , which is a Brazilian song.
Here is another samba, this time an Israeli original:
You took my hand in yours
and said to me:
Let's walk out into the garden
Things you see from there
you cannot see from here...
And her pièce de résistance, "Ba-a me'ahava..", coming from love..
The ligtness in her step
The wrinkle in her dress
They say, they confess
that she has had a taste
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Saturday, November 08, 2008