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Hish Hish Alufi - חיש חיש אלופי
A beautiful piyut stemming from Yerushalmi-origin (song called "lish lish") that is sure to get everyone excited and moving. The makam is Rast from one of the Yerushalmi makamim.
I continued to sing the stanza of Mezulzelet in a different tune. This melody can be applied to many different parts of Tefila, such as Kedusha, Hashkivenu, Va'ani Tefilati etc...
Growing up, I would cherish the opportunity every Shabbat to recite this traditional, slow-paced melody to Tehilim. Originating in the Spanish cities of Morocco such as Tangiers and Tetouan, IMHO, I believe there is no sweeter version in the world. Think you've heard better? Feel free to send me an email with a recording. I'll be waiting. Here is Chapter 1 for your listening pleasure. Our first installment of Tehilim Tuesday.
Of all my years recording piyutim and tefilot, the one recording that I get most comments about is the one of Megilat Esther. I have met people from around the globe who have told me that they learned the Megila from my recording. It makes me proud of what I do and gives me the strength to keep on doing it. Thank you everyone for your support! Here is the entire Megila read with Moroccan Ta'amim. Purim Sameah!
First time I heard this song, I fell in love with. It's beautiful and melodious. And believe it or not, it's not a Moroccan song. It's origin is from Yerushalayim (or Egyptian) and can be adapted to many parts of the Tefila.