Why don’t israelis like mizrahim music?
When I went to israel, many don’t like Mizrahim (music that sounds similar to Middle Eastern beats) and many don’t like it. I think it’s nice and very easy to dance to. What’s wrong with it?
- TNOLv 711 months agoFavorite Answer
Actually, I've kept up with some culture articles that mention a growing popularity of Mizrahi music. It's still a bit niche though, and not so mainstream so you may have not been in the right places. But that's as a category, since Israel's mainstream music scene is actually DOMINATED by Mizrahi individuals. Take Israel's Eurovision winners: I happen to know the 1978 winner was Yemenite, as was 1998's. Last year was won by a Mizrahi girl too, but I forget where exactly her community was from. I can think of a few more famous artists of Mizrahi descent as well, such as Ofra Haza. They often include Middle Eastern beats but it doesn't define their work.
Israelis don't dislike Mizrahi music as a whole, so I wouldn't generalize them that way. It may not be the most popular genre, but trust me, it's not completely shunned. I personally know a lot of Israelis who appreciate that style.
- ZhuLv 611 months ago
Spend more time with Mizrachis. They'll mean-mouth draft-dodging Ashkenazi Haredim at length.
- 11 months ago
Pecose the holocaust is traumatized soul of Jewish!
- Simple SimonLv 611 months ago
60% of Israelis are from Arab countries.
Today most of them were born and grew up in Israel.
They are Israelis.
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- RichardLv 711 months ago
Most Israelis are Ashkenazic; therefore, they are more accustomed to European music.