THE SONG OF THE SEA

CPL minidocs / 2017 / 4 minutes

In The Song of the Sea, musician and author Enrico Fink guides us through the Great Synagogue of Florence while mapping out the history and repertoire of the Sephardic liturgy in Italy. Using the poem Shirat Hayam (Song of the Sea) as an example, Fink reflects on the importance of religious music throughout the Sephardic world. Performances by Rav Alberto Funaro and David Meghnagi demonstrate how the same ancient verses assume different melodies in each distinct community along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea.

CPL minidocs is a series of short web documentaries introducing Centro Primo Levi books.

Director: Valerio Ciriaci

Cinematographer: Isaak Liptzin

Editor: Giacomo Lampariello

Music: Luigi Porto

Opening animation: Avansguardi

Produced by Awen Films

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