August 6, 2012


Ofra Haza (Hebrewעפרה חזהArabicعفرة حزة; born Bat-Sheva Ofrah Hazah 19 November 1957 – 23 February 2000) was an Israeli singer of Yemenite Jewish origin, an actress and international recording artist. At the age of 12, Haza joined a local theater troupe, and manager Bezalel Aloni spotted her singing talent. He staged many of his productions around Haza, and later became her manager and mentor. At the age of 19, she was Israel’s first pop star and retrospectively, music journalists described her as “The Madonna of the East”.

Ofra Haza died on 23 February 2000 at the age of 42, of AIDS-related pneumonia. After Haza’s death was announced, Israeli radio stations played non-stop retrospectives of her music. In 2005, she was voted the 32nd-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.[12] She is buried in the Artists section of Yarkon Cemetery in Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv.

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ofra haza ughhhhh her voice is perfect

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    bringing this back; i’m on an ofra haza kick
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    I love Ofra Haza. Her death was so untimely (she was given HIV-positive blood in a transfusion which set off a fatal...
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    I heard her in “La Reine Margot”… I was mind blown…. Beautiful!
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