*2nd Generation dance. A dance that developed and was disseminated in a non-traditional way. 2G dances are specific – have a fixed format designed to correspond with the arrangement of a particular recording., whereas 1G dances are generic – have a shorter sequence that works with live music – where many different songs are played and arrangements vary according to the tastes of musicians and dancers. For more on the differences between 1st & 2nd G dances click here.
Kuma Echa – Music by Shalom Postolsky, Lyrics by Yitzchak Shenhar
Kuma echa, sovah sov,
al tanucha, shovah shov,
ein kan rosh ve’ein kan sof,
yad el yad – al ta’azov!
Yom shak’a veyom yiz’rach,
anu nefen ach el ach,
min hak’far umin hak’rach,
Come, O Brothers round and round,
Rest tomorrow, in song now resound,
None here is first and none here is last,
Hands on shoulders hold firm and fast.
This day will set, a new day will dawn,
Brother to brother in love will be drawn,
Men of the pen and men of the plow,
All in accord then to one God will bow.
Note; many source claim Kuma Echa was choreographed in 1945, not 1937 as stated below.