Liraz Charhi (42) – or Liraz, as she is commonly known - is a popular Iranian-Israeli singer, who made her musical debut in 2004 coinciding with the kick start of her film career with the flick Turn Left at the End of the World. She takes inspiration from the music of pre-Revolution Iran, in particular the likes of female greats Ramesh ...

I wonder if you can introduce yourself to the readers of Berlin Bazzar. My name is Shiran, and I am a singer and a songwriter. I’m from Israel. I have Yemeni roots and Iraqi roots. How did you start your career as a singer? I started to sing when I was very young. I was in all kinds of ensembles ...

#postzionist music. Thoughts about etnoise and fakelore.   In a letter from Tel Aviv I have arranged this interview with Ensemble of Love and Terror as part of an exploration of  the local music scene, asking questions like  what is folk,  or what is  fake folk (“fakelore”) or what is   “etnoise”.  I thought it would make sense to start with the guy ...

The story of Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis is an amazing one. How Israel’s most famous Mizrahi rocker Dudu Tassa revived the Iraqi music of his grandfather and his brother, which had fallen into neglect in an Israel that had turned its back on Arabic music, forging a new “Iraq & roll” for audiences in Israel and abroad. Dudu was supposed ...