Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza , known professionally as Ofra Haza , was an Israeli singer, actress, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, writer and journalist commonly known in the Western world as "The Israeli Madonna", or "Madonna of the East". Her voice has been described as a "tender" mezzo-soprano.Of Mizrahi Jewish descent, Haza's music is known as a mixture of traditional and commercial singing styles, fusing elements of Eastern and Western instrumentation, orchestration and dance-beat. She became successful in Europe and the Americas; during her singing career, she earned many platinum and gold discs. In Israel, Haza was an influential cultural figure who helped to popularize Mizrahi culture.
Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza
19 November 1957
|Died||23 February 2000 (aged 42)|
|Cause of death||AIDS-related pneumonia|
|Resting place||Yarkon Cemetery|
Israeli mezzo-soprano vocalist who rose to fame as a pop sensation on both sides of a politically divided region.
She grew up the youngest of nine children to a working-class Yemenite Jewish family.
A talent scout noticed her while she was singing in a local theater and offered her an opportunity to sing.
After a string of enormously popular hits in Israel, she released an album of Yemenite songs and that reached Platinum-selling status.
● Ofra Haza was born on November 19, 1957 (age 42) in Tel Aviv, Israel ● She is a celebrity opera singer ● Her the best movies are The Prince of Egypt (1998), The Governess (1998), Primal Justice (1998), West Side Girl (1979) and The Hit (1979) ● Her successful albums are Shaday, Yemenite Songs, Kirya, The Prince of Egypt● Her popular songs are Im Nin' AluYemenite Songs · 1984, Deliver Us1998 and GalbiYemenite Songs · 1984 ● She died on February 23, 2000, Ramat Gan, Israel● Her spouse is Doron Ashkenazi (m. 1997–2000)
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