Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Blogosphere Reaction to Basque Lullaby

There has been some reaction in the blogosphere regarding the song "Jerusalem of Gold" by Naomi Shemer being based on a Basque lullaby.

The information can be found at the blog Blog in Dm at a series of post, starting with "The Source of Jerusalem of Gold's Melody".

The author by the name Hasidic Musician first points you towards the blog Jewschool (pretty cool iconography at that blog by the way) and more specifically to the post called "Jerusalem of Gold: Giant Ripoff".

Now, ripoff is a bit of a strong word. No one is making waves, just check out what Luistxo has to say about it at his blog "The English Cemetary" on a post that provides with a link to hear Pello Joxepe (the Basque lullaby at the center of this issue) on his post called "Hear the Basque Original for Naomi Shemer's Jerusalem of Gold".

Blog in Dm also directs you to the blog called Bloghead and more specifically the post by the name "Gold-plated Jerusalem?".

And well, the rabid racist point of view could not fail to rear its ugly head, find out by yourself at the post titled "Jerusalem of Goldberg".

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