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This Yemenite Groove!

This is a story about two young lovers
whose parents did not approve of their love, 
and as they did, their love just grows stronger.
What do you think happens? 
Does LOVE win or do the parents win?
Listen carefully to the words and find out!
"Ya Achadar Chudari" (“my handsome dark-skinned one”) in a fresh new version of a traditional Yemenite women song. 
From Shlomit & RebbeSoul album “The Seal of Solomon”
All shots in the video are from a recent photo shoot against the New York City skyline,
taken by award-winning, German photographer, Julian Voloj

Traditional Yemenite song
Vocals: Shlomit Levi
Balalaika, bass, guitar: RebbeSoul
Drums: Gil Ladin
Percussion: Avi Agababa
Piano, keyboards: Achiya Asher Cohen Alloro

Ya Achdar Chudari 


Oh my handsome


Oh my handsome, dark-skinned one,
my family disowned me because of you
and as they do, my love just grows stronger.
I sang and they said, “you fell in love.”
I prayed and they said, “you repented.”
I cried and they said we broke up.
Darling, I send you my love.
Dear love, dress royally now

and the black of the ink will color our hands
and the perfume and fragrance of roses

will adorn you.




יא אכצ'ר כוצ'ארי 
מילים ולחן: לא ידוע
תרגם: ד"ר אורי מלמד

הוֹ שְׁחַרְחַר

הוֹ שְׁחַרְחַר, שְׁחַרְחֲרִי, בְּנֵי מִשְׁפַּחְתִּי חֵרְפוּנִי בִּגְלָלְךָ!
וְכָל זְמָן שֶׁהֵם מְחָרְפִים אוֹתִי גּוֹבֶרֶת אַהֲבָתִי אֵלֶיךָ:

שַׁרְתִּי -- אָמְרוּ: "הִתְאַהַבְתִּי!"

הִתְפַּלַּלְתִּי -- אָמְרוּ: "שָׁבָה בִּתְשׁוּבָה!"
בָּכִיתִי -- אָמְרוּ: "מִסְכֵּנָה, נִפְרְדָה מִן הָאֲהָבִים!":

שָׁלַחְתִּי לְךָ אֶת הָאַהֲבָה הוֹ יְדִיד נַפְשִׁי, תִּתְיַפְיֵף
וּמִשַּׁחֲרוּת הַדְּיוֹ בְּכַף הַיָּד תִּתְקַשֵּׁט:

וּמִשַּׁחֲרוּת הַדְּיוֹ בְּכַף הַיָּד תִּתְקַשֵּׁט
בֹּשֶׂם וְרֵיחַ-נִיחוֹחַ וּמֵי-וְרָדִים יִזְדַּלְּפוּ (עָלֶיךָ):




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