Thursday, June 28, 2007

Jewish Music Scene: He Sounds Like a Girl! Banned!

This is one very unusual story from JPost :Eliyahu Faizko is a 20 yr. old vocalist and is a yeshiva student in Netanya. His music had recently hit the airwaves on many hasidic stations. The inittial reaction from the music stations was quite positive. He songs stopped getting any playing time at all. When he inquired as to why their replie: He sounds like a girl. As the article explains many people are particular about listening to women's voices( kol isha) on recordings. Although he is not a woman but does sound feminine it might give the impression that the radio station was not adhering to this law.