Synopsis by Kathryn Tamms
Ofra Haza was one of Israel's first international pop stars until her untimely death in 2000, at the age of 41. The daughter of Yemenite immigrants, Haza combined techno music with traditional Yemenite folk songs to create her own unique sound. Upon her death, Israeli Prime Minister Barak praised her contributions to Israeli culture. After her 1993 album Kirya was nominated for a Grammy, she had the honor of performing at the presentation of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize to Prime Minister Rabin, Foreign Minister Peres, and Palestinian leader Arafat in Oslo, Norway. Haza's most recent performance was in the singing role of Moses' mother in the 1998 film The Prince of Egypt. The broad range of her musical talents is showcased in this program, which features performances in several different venues -- from an air force base to the Yemenite Folklore Club. Enjoy an evening of entertainment with one of Israel's finest musical artists.
dance [art], folklore, nostalgia, singer, songs