The Songs of Anat Malamud

Hi dear friends and followers…happy almost Purim ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s going to be a short post today, but this has been a long time coming and I can’t wait any longer on this post! I want to introduce you all to a new singer I came across recently, Anat Malamud, who has really opened up my emotions in the last few months.

Lets say she was #1 in my 2019 playlist ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anat was invited to perform at the opening event at Muslala in connection with The Jerusalem Biennale back in October, and since that show I have been listening to these four songs of hers very regularly.

Although they are all in Hebrew, the lyrics are simple, her voice is beautiful, and the meanings run deep.

Two of the selected songs she wrote herself, “Nigun” and “Ha Pachad Roked.

“Pashut ha Shir” is ย written by Yoramย Tehrlev and “Ma Shlomech Achot ha Boker” is an oldie by Naomi Shemer (the singer behind the famous Yerushalayim Shel Zahav).

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It is wonderful to see her live because she explains the meanings behind all her songs before she sings them. For example, for the Naomi Shemer song “Ma Shlomech Achot ha Boker”, she explained that one day she simply heard the song driving in her car and couldn’t handle how beautiful the lyrics were and just had to know who sang them.

“Pashut ha Shir” almost always brings me to tears.

ืคืฉื•ื˜ ื”ืฉื™ืจ
ื”ื™ื•ืฆื ืžืŸ ื”ืœื‘
ื•ืื•ืชื• ื›ื” ืคืฉื•ื˜ ืœื–ื›ื•ืจ
ื‘ื•ื—ืจ ืžื™ืœื™ื
ืฉื™ืจื’ื™ืขื• ื›ืื‘
ื•ื™ื‘ื™ืื• ืืœื™ืš ืื•ืจ

ืื•ืœื™ ื”ืฉื™ืจ
ื™ืขืฉื” ืœืš ื˜ื•ื‘
ื•ื™ืฉื›ื™ื— ืืช ื›ืœ ื”ืจืข
ืื•ืœื™ ืชืžืฆื
ื‘ื• ืžื›ืจ ื•ืงืจื•ื‘
ื•ืื•ืœื™ ืื”ื‘ื” ื–ืจื”

ืฉื™ืจื™ ืœื™ ืขื•ื“ ื•ืขื•ื“
ื–ืžืจ ืคืฉื•ื˜ ืžืื•ื“
ืฉื™ืจื™ ืœื™ ืขื“ ื“ืžืขื•ืช ืฉืœ ืื•ืฉืจ
ืฉื™ืจื™ ืœื™ ื›ื›ื” ืกืชื
ื–ืžืจ ืคืฉื•ื˜ ื•ื—ื
ื–ืžืจ ืฉื›ืœ ืื“ื ื™ืื”ื‘

ืคืฉื•ื˜ ื”ืฉื™ืจ
ื•ืžื•ื›ืŸ ืœืœื˜ืฃ
ื•ืžื•ื›ืŸ ืœื—ื‘ื•ืฉ ืžื›ื”
ืคืฆืขื™ ื”ื–ืžืŸ
ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช ื”ื•ื ืขื•ื˜ืฃ
ื•ืžืฉืื™ืจ ืœื ื• ื ืฉื™ืงื”

I can’t really translate these songs to English without Google Translate which won’t do the lyrics justice so I will just have to leave you here to explore and listen for yourselves.

Perhaps when I have a bit more time I will reach out to her and see if she has time to sit down and talk. I would love to know more about her background and inspirations.

In the meantime, simple enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

“Pashut ha Shir”

“Ma Shlomech Achot ha Boker”

“Nigun”

ย “Ha Pachad Roked”


*Here is myย fullย Israeli Singer-Songwriter playlist on Youtube, which includes Anat Malamud, Ishai Ribo, Alma Zohar, and more.

*All photos in this post are taken from Anat Malamud’s Facebook page.

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