Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Yesterday the legendary Israeli singer Shoshana Damari passed away. About a week ago she was hospitalized. Born in Yemen more than eighty years ago, she came to Israel at the age of two or something like that. Her most famous song was Kalaniyot ( anemones ). I never was a great fan of hers, I did not like her voice - which was very recognizable - very much, but still, it is impossible not to have respect for her distinguished career. Her latest contribution to Israeli music was on the second album of the Idan Raichel Project. She sang two beautiful songs written by Raichel. Click here, then again on the Out of Depths album, and then on the first and the last song. You will hear fragments of the songs and get a really good impression of the voice of the late Mrs Damari.

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