Photo: Hila Shiloni
Odeleya Berlin
Photo: Hila Shiloni

Klezmer star's daughter releases album

Odeleya Berlin, daughter of famous musician Moussa Berlin, puts out own record, intended for greater public, though she only performs in front of women

Odeleya Berlin, daughter of famous traditional clarinet klezmer musician Moussa Berlin, has recorded her own record – "Shvil Shel Or" (Path of Light).


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But Berlin is no ordinary musician. She is a religious woman and therefore only performs in front of other women, as the halacha instructs. But at the same time, her album is intended to be played on all Israeli radio stations, as she wishes to reach maximal exposure, free of gender segregation.


According to some Orthodox Jewish authorities, men are banned from listening to a woman sing.


"It's an elusive law," Berlin explains. "There are a lot of diversities and opinions that allow me, eventually, to find my own path. I feel that a woman's voice is powerful and it must be used properly.


"My concerts are not just for singing in front of women, but to display female power and tenderness. It goes beyond music. A lot of women cry, not because they're sad but because it's touching," she added.


Berlin hopes her new album will "sanctify God's name."


"When I finished the songs, I released each one and blessed it: With God's help, you'll be a loyal emissary. Because I know that once I release a song, it stops being mine," she concluded.



פרסום ראשון: 03.15.12, 13:19
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