Shelved the children's album for almost three decades since she recorded part of it.
Esther Shamir (Photo: Melanie Fenton)
The musician Esther Shamir is releasing a new album of children's songs, "Shiri Halab", in which she performs the songs alongside Mezi Cohen, Yoshi Sade and her ex-husband, Ephraim Shamir.
The album began its journey back in 1996 when Shamir's eldest daughter was six and the youngest was four.
Shamir then recorded children's songs she wrote, but the project was shelved for almost three decades.
Now, when her eldest granddaughter is seven years old, Shamir has come full circle and recorded with Yoshi Sade, Mazi Cohen and Avner Kener several more songs and now she is releasing the album "Milk songs".
Following the album, a book of children's songs will also be released later this year and a special show will be performed together.
The album includes 11 songs, aimed at both children and adults.
Shamir said that the album's songs were written "from the point of view of children who look in amazement at the world revealed to them in their daily routine."
All the words were written by Shamir, she also composed most of them, and the composers Sasha Argov ("Colors"), Uzi Hitman ("When I'm Laughing"), Avner Kaner ("Last Year's Pants") and Rafi Kadishzon ("When I Go In the morning to the kindergarten'').Listen to the premiere of three of the songs.
The 68-year-old Shamir started her career in the Nahal band, and released nine albums. She is considered a pioneer in Israeli rock and the first singer to sing her own original material. Shamir wrote, among other things, the hits "In the lowest place in Tel Aviv", which she also performed on her first solo album, which carried the The same name, "I moved just to see" which she performed with Ephraim Shamir, and Gali Atari wrote "Hezka Maharuh" and the political song "Mid September". This is not the only political song she released over the years, and among other things she released over the years various protest songs that referred to the events of the Intifada The first, for the riots in the Wall Tunnel and for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In addition, she wrote, composed and sang in a duet with Shlomo Artzi the song "Brit La Mothrat", she wrote "Tahana Shil Zaman" for Rita and "Barefoot Girl" for Rita. In addition, over the years, she practiced naturopathy .
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