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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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
This is Chanale's latest release: June 2019
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.
Tom Acco - Leehov Oti
תום אקו - לצעוק חזק (קליפ רשמי) - Tom Acco
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'.