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Hebrew: סונטה. Dance by Ira Weisburd, 2005.
The music, originally titled Tango to Évora, was written by Loreena McKennit and is instrumental. A large number of covers have been recorded with lyrics in many languages: Greek, Turkish, Farsi, Finnish, German, Kurdish, Romanian, Russian, Albanian, Hebrew.
The cover commonly used for the dance has lyrics in Albanian and is sung by Eli Fara; only this version is known as "Sonata". The Hebrew cover is called "Nefeli" with lyrics by Chamutal Ben Ze'ev. Several covers have lyrics referring to "Nefeli", the Greek cloud nymph, or with mention of clouds or angels, but generally the lyrics are independent.
The original song, from McKennitt's album "The Visit".
A collection of covers of Tango to Évora, in nine different languages, including videos and translations.
Lyrics to the Hebrew cover.
The city of Évora, in southern Portugal.
A popular video with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, from the movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith".