Hillel and Aviva

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    Debka (Dance)Hillel and Aviva
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    Shim 'U-Shochnei-Ohalim (Listen Tent Dwellers)/ Pashtu-Kvasim (Pastures of Sheep)Hillel and Aviva
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    Shomer Ma Mileil (The Keeper of the Flock sings)Hillel and Aviva
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    Rikud-Hakotzrim (Reaper's Dance)Hillel and Aviva
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    Shir-Aviv (Spring Song)Hillel and Aviva

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        The husband-and-wife team of Hillel & Aviva achieved some fame in the late '40s and early '50s as the first authentic team of folksingers to come out of Israel. Their sound and approach were unique, as they sought to re-create the authentic musical expression of biblical antiquity -- Hillel even played a khallil, a traditional shepherd's flute that he made from reeds growing on the banks of the Jordan River. And Aviva sang and played the cymbals and also the "Miriam drum," anoth... Read more

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