THE ISRAELI MUSIC SCENE

A small guide to a big and diverse range of music enjoyed in Israel today

If you are not familiar with the large music scene Israel has to offer, then here is a good starting point to wet your appetite. 

RELIGIOUS

image108

GABRIEL TUMBAK

JONATHAN RAIZEL

GABRIEL TUMBAK

Gabriel Tumbak was born in Annecy, France, in 1989 but spent most of his childhood in one of France’s most prestigious Jewish city, Aix-les-Bains, a city in which the Yeshiva was founded by one of the Chafetz Chaim’s disciple: Rav Chajkin Zatsal. 

Official Website

image109

YAAKOV SHWEKEY

JONATHAN RAIZEL

GABRIEL TUMBAK

Yaakov Shwekey was born in Bayit Vegan Jerusalem and is a highly successful recording artists of his genre. One of his best-known songs is "Racheim" (Have compassion), Within is career he has ratted up almost twenty albums. He's extremely popular.

Official Website

image110

JONATHAN RAIZEL

JONATHAN RAIZEL

JONATHAN RAIZEL

 in 2007 Yonatan released his debut album "All in All" which achieved gold status. In 2011, he won an award from ACUM for composition and musical arrangements. Yonatan tours the globe with his hauntingly beautiful music and smooth vocals. 

Official Website

POP

image111

HAREL SKAAT

DANA INTERNATIONAL

HAREL SKAAT

Harel Skaat, born in Tel-Aviv has become one of the Israel's top singers. He had started playing music throughout his childhood before winning a national talent show and subsequent representation of Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest. He has since recorded 3 albums and a string of hit singles. Performing to sell out gigs.
Official Website

image112

IVRI LEDER

DANA INTERNATIONAL

HAREL SKAAT

Ivri Lider is one of the most successful Israeli musicians of his generation, appreciated by fellow artists, critics, and the public alike. 

“It comes as no surprise to those who follow the Israeli music scene that the combination of Ivri’s songwriting and his unique voice have made him not only a star, but one of the most adored and respected people in Israel.”  Official Website

image113

DANA INTERNATIONAL

DANA INTERNATIONAL

DANA INTERNATIONAL

Dana International is an acclaimed Singer who became a global success immediately upon winning first prize in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 with the smash hit 'Diva' She is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and is herself one of the most famous transgender women in the world. She has had a string of successful songs to her credit and appears at numerous international events.

CHILL n hip

image114

IDAN RAICHEL

IDAN RAICHEL

IDAN RAICHEL

Producer, keyboardist, Lyricist, composer and Performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet’s biggest stages. As the leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan acts as a musical ambassador representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. 

Official Website

image115

IDAN AMEDI

IDAN RAICHEL

IDAN RAICHEL

Idan Amedi has become one of the most successful and esteemed artists  in the Israeli music industry in the last decade. He has a huge chain of hits that have become a milestone in Israeli music. The previous three albums sold tens of thousands of copies that awarded him with several accolades, such as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year,  and his album even reaching gold status. He performs to sell out audiences. 

Official Website

image116

ILAN REVIVO

IDAN RAICHEL

ILAN REVIVO

Ilan Revivo is both a singer and musician with over 20 years experience in the business. As a performer he performs mostly the classics from swing style favourites to modern jazz. He also performs as lead vocalist in the swing band 'The Rat Back'  His latest album is a mix of funky jazz with a hint of soul and received rave reviews upon its eagerly awaited release. It can be heard & dowloaded via Spotify & band camp. 

 Official Site 

MIZRAHI / POP & DANCE

image117

SARIT HADAD

DUDU AHARON

SARIT HADAD

Sarit Hadad first burst onto the music scene in 1990 with her first album. In 1997 she even performed on Jordanian TV, and has since even recorded in Arabic. In the same year Haddad's Israeli market presence grew significantly when she teamed up with top ethnorock group Teapacks which was the breakthrough point into mainstream music scene. Since then she has established herself as one of the nations top singers with numerous awards. Official Website

image118

GAD ELBAZ

DUDU AHARON

SARIT HADAD

Gad became a huge star in recent years & is arguably the most recognized name & face in Jewish music world wide. Gad's music captures both the observant & secular listener by mixing original and biblical texts with ballads, harmonies, middle-eastern rhythms and modern pop. Many of the songs are a collaboration with his wife Moran, where he composes the music & she writes the lyrics. Gad believes in spreading Jewish unity through music. Official Website 

image119

DUDU AHARON

DUDU AHARON

DUDU AHARON

Dudu Aharon released his first single In 2007, after completing military service. The song was an instant success and became a hit on the Mizrahi music scene and various radio shows. A string of subsequent singles followed & he increased his appearances in shows around Israel. In 2007, he released his debut album, First Love. He then released five more albums & numerous singles, becoming one of Israel's leading singers of Mizrahi Music. Official Site 

CONTEMPORARY

image120

MIRI MESIKA

MIRI MESIKA

MIRI MESIKA

Mesika is one of Israel's leading vocalists. Her warm voice and witty stage presence have earned her hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, Her first album was a double platinum, with over 80,000 copies sold. A rich and soulful collection of acclaimed songs, her music is known for its moody undertones. Miri has also been awarded best female artist in Israel.  Official Page

image121

DAVID D'OR

MIRI MESIKA

MIRI MESIKA

With a successful career spanning for over 35 years David D'or boasts an astonishing four-octave range and Contra Tenor voice, and is an acclaimed master of many music genres, effortlessly moving among & harmoniously melding classical, pop, Broadway show tunes and world music genres. A true artists with a string of hit albums to his name. Official Website 

image122

RITA

MIRI MESIKA

RITA

Rita is undoubtedly the most successful singer in Israel. With a string of hit albums to her name, countless  stage roles and numerous prestigious performances incl. a concert at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, a special performace for the US President and  and invite to talk about women empowerment in the British house of Lords. Official Website 

CLASSIC

image123

YARDENA ARAZI

SHLOMI SHABBAT

SHLOMI SHABBAT

Yardena Arazi has become one of Israel's most successful singers over the years. Since starting her career at the age of just 16 from her time in the IDF, she has performed with many international stars, competed in numerous festivals including Eurovision three times. A true superstar. 

Official Site

image124

SHLOMI SHABBAT

SHLOMI SHABBAT

SHLOMI SHABBAT

Shlomi Shabbat is one of Israel's biggest stars, best known for his versatility, singing in Hebrew, Turkish as well as Spanish. His genre is an eclectic melange of rock, contemporary and Mizrahi music. Winning several awards and having numerous acclaimed albums to his name. He is a huge star on the music scene.

 Official Instagram

image125

GALI ATARI

SHLOMI SHABBAT

GALI ATARI

Gali hit the music scene at just 17 representing Israel at the World Song Festival twice in succession and enjoyed huge success  from both songs. Gali won the Eurovision in 1979 with the global smash anthem hit "Hallelujah" In 2018 she repeated her hit song especially for the opening of Israel's magical 70th birthday celebrations.  Official Site

SINGER SONGWRITER

image126

DAVID BROZA

MOSH BEN ARI

MOSH BEN ARI

Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers.  From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic performances have delighted audiences around the world.  Broza’s music reflects a fusion of the  countries in which he was raised:  Israel, Spain and England. 

Official Website

image127

MOSH BEN ARI

MOSH BEN ARI

MOSH BEN ARI

 In 1997, Mosh Ben Ari founded the world music ensemble ‘SHEVA’ which release four hit albums. In 2001 mosh’s debut album ‘Ad Elai’ was released. with massive success,  followed by an intensive tour. Mosh Ben Ari’s music and performances are the celebration of real spirit, bringing together a blend of rock, soul & reggae. His unique voice has come to touch thousands around the world.

 Official Website

image128

YUVAL DAYAN

MOSH BEN ARI

YUVAL DAYAN

In February 2013, Yuval's first single, "To Collect," which was written and composed by Dayan herself, was released. Following her huge success she released her second single, "Until You Come Back," just three months later. The following year her debut album was released and earned gold status. Yuval won singer of the year in the annual Israel Celebrates Parade 5764 and is considered .

Official Website

ROCK

image129

ARIK EINSTEIN

ARIK EINSTEIN

ARIK EINSTEIN

Arik Einstein passed on 26 November 2013. Arik introduced some of the first Israeli rock albums to the music scene. He is sometimes referred to as "The King of Israeli Rock". Through much high public and critical acclaim, Einstein was always regarded as one of the greatest, most popular, and the most influential Israeli artist of all time.

image130

LIRAN DANINO

ARIK EINSTEIN

ARIK EINSTEIN

Liran Danino has become a shining star on the Israeli music scene with his unique vocals. Born in Petach Tikva in 1991 Liran's fame would catapult after achieving 4th place on the reality show “Kochav Nolad”  The song “Lelechet”was his first major commercial success, and a string of hits have since followed. Official Youtube 

image131

AMIR DADON

ARIK EINSTEIN

AMIR DADON

Amir Dadon was born in Be'er Sheva. In 1992 he began his musical career as a member of the 059 band. In 1998 he joined "Holy Cow" releasing one album called "Two Good". He also co-wrote the song "Residues of Life" from the album "Between the Walls of My House" by Idan Raichel's Project. From there on its been hit after hit. .Official Website 

WORLD MUSIC

image132

OFRA HAZA

YASMIN LEVY

YASMIN LEVY

Ofra Haza (Hebrew: , עפרה חזה‎ November 19, 1957 – February 23, 2000) was without question Israel's singing princess. She was one of the most popular female singers Israel had ever seen. Her voice had been described as mezzo-soprano, of near-flawless tonal quality, capable of lending itself to a variety of musical styles with apparent ease. The nation came to a standstill the day Ofra Haza passed.

image133

YASMIN LEVY

YASMIN LEVY

YASMIN LEVY

Yasmin Levy was born in Jerusalem & has spent her musical career focused on her rich Spanish Ladino heritage. Her music is a combination of Spanish and Middle Eastern sounds fused together that have become her trademark over the years. Yasmin has released several hit albums & played to sell out tours worldwide. Her album "Ladino" boasts a mix of Flamenco, Tango, Fado. Official Website

image134

MATISYAHU

YASMIN LEVY

MATISYAHU

Matisyahu's name means "gift of God" in Hebrew and derives from the ancient Jewish warrior and religious leader, Mattathias. Singing in Hebrew, Yiddish and English, his hip reggae style is distinct and fresh, with a new twist to every new musical set. Appearing at numerous festivals and concerts, Matisyahu is Grammy nominated and has collaborated with numerous other acts. Official Website 

CHANALE - I AM THE LAND

ABOUT CHANALE

Chanale is a singer-songwriter and recent Olah to Israel. A true red-white and blue American, making the decision to move to Israel was an emotional transition that she expresses in her song "I Am The Land". She packed, and wrote, and packed and recorded, and packed and produced the song that captures the passion that projected her and her family across the sea to Israel's shores. She is a recording artist and has 6 albums available where ever digital music is sold. She also creates children's DVDs and her "Bella Bracha and Parsha Time" series  can be purchased at your local Judaica Store.


Her career began in 1999 when she was invited to sing for "Women in Song" a concert that featured performances from talented female musicians from all over the country. Chanale debuted a song she wrote called "Esa Aini" to a sold-out crowd and more importantly discovered her passion for musical entertainment.

The measure of her talent, ripe and always fresh, is consistently proven in “Believer”, “Crown of Creation” and “Vatispalel Chana” and "Chanale & Friends", albums that contains a myriad of songs that include power ballads, dance tracks and country songs. Her music reflects her strong Jewish heritage and embraces her contemporary musical taste. A powerful performer, Chanale charms her audience with her charisma, upbeat attitude and warm smile creating a unique bond with listeners.

Chanale travels worldwide on a regular basis. She has performed as far as China, Colombia, Alaska, Chile, South Africa, Australia and Hawaii. Her fans reach out to her from all walks of life. "I do what I love, and get great opportunities in return. My music binds me with women who otherwise I would never know." Chanale observes. She keeps in touch with many of her fans personally by email and values the personal connection she has with the fans, who say they “relate to her subjects and passion”. With each song she assimilates the components of her multi-faceted personality and musical influences in a package that still manages an impressive consistency. "I have a certain style" says Chanale "the harmonies, the beats, you can tell it's my song." And it is indeed three ingredients, catchy songs, thick harmonies and meaningful subject matter that make the 5 albums she released so popular.

In 2011, Chanale released her fifth studio album “Taking Over My Heart” and it became her fastest selling album to date. With over 50,000 albums sold to women only, Chanale dominates the female Jewish music market. Her youtube video for the title track of “Taking Over My Heart” features her 2 young daughters and was an instant hit with her fans, raking in over 50,000 hits in 1 weeks time.

In 2017 Chanale released her 6th album "I Am The Land".


Chanale's latest musical offering is an ode to Jewish sisterhood. Months in the making, Chanale received great support from her fans submitting photos of themselves with their siblings for inclusion in the complimenting video clip. Entiled 'Sister Sister' the song was released in June 2019.


ALBUM: I Am The Land

iTunes

Amazon Music

CD Baby

                      

image135

CHANALE- SISTER SISTER

This is Chanale's latest release: June 2019

TOM ACCO

BIO

 

Tom Acco is a Singer songwriter. He writes and composes his own music, and has been doing so since the age of 11yrs.  his compositions are mostly about his own life experiences, loves and self-fulfilment, with a lot of  emotion, honesty and always very personal lyrics. 


He has just released his first 3 singles to the world and now working on the completion of his first album.


LINK TO DOWNLOADS


YOUTUBE CHANNEL


INSTAGRAM

image136

TOM ACCO

Tom Acco - Leehov Oti

TOM ACCO

תום אקו - לצעוק חזק (קליפ רשמי) - Tom Acco

OREL ROZILIO

Orel Rozilio is a singer / songwriter who first made her name on th Israeli version of the hit TV show THE VOICE ISRAEL. Following her success on the show she went on to release her debut album and has also released 3 singles entitled 'Time' 'Little Air' & 'Together'. 



iTunes - Download 

Official Instagram Page 

Official Facebook Page