From the Masorti Theater, an Exceptional Way to Celebrate Israeli Independence Day:
A Shirat Machar Interpretation of Amir Gilboa’s Poem
Shirat Machar’s “Shir BaBoker BaBoker” (Song of the Morning) is an adaptation of Amir Gilboa’s 1953 poem celebrating the founding of the State of Israel a few years earlier. The melody was composed by Shlomo Artzi in the 1970’s and was revived as a protest song during the 2011 social justice protests. Around the same time, the Groovatron recorded a version of the song with recitations from Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
Download a copy of the lyrics, in Hebrew and English and sing along with the Shirat Machar singers.