Ofra Haza

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Ofra Haza

Ofra Haza (עָפְרָה חָזָה), November 19, 1957 - February 23, 2000) was a popular Yemenite Israeli singer.

She made her international debut at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, which she very narrowly

failed to win for Israel with the song "Chai". Ofra Haza had a worldwide hit in 1988 with Im Nin a'lu

originally from the album Yemenite Songs, co-produced by Thomas Dolby.

Her international hits included My Love Is for Real with Paula Abdul in 1995. She also sang the soundtracks

of the animated film The Prince of Egypt (1998) - in 17 languages.

Ofra Haza worked with and shared duets and concert performances with international performers as varied

as Micheal Jackson, Iggy Pop, Stefan Waggershausen, Hans Zimmer and posthumously with

Sarah Brightman. Check out all her collaborations and performances here...

For more information on her work, please check her discography @discogs.

Haza, who came from the poor Tel Aviv neighborhood of Hatikvah, at one time almost a slum, was a success story

and the subject of pride on behalf of many Temani. She died of an AIDS-related illness in 2000, having contracted

the disease from a blood transfusion in 1980.

 *The above text was lifted more-or-less directly from the wikipedia entry.

Temple Of Love (1992) - 12" single version
Temple Of Love - Live @Top Of The Pops in 1992

  Ofra Haza did the additional vocals on The Sisters

  of Mercy's re-recording of Temple Of Love in 1992.

  The song is featured on the according single and

  on the compilation album A Slight Case Of Overbombing.

  Ofra Haza also performed Temple Of Love (1992) live with

  The Sisters at Top Of The Pops in 1992.

  She is also known for her cover of the Led Zeppelin

  song Kashmir.

Additional Videos - A Tribute To Ofra Haza

Our thanks go to the original uploaders of these videos. Check their channels and you might find more wonderful treasures ...

Ofra Haza - Ode Le'eli
Ofra Haza - Kashmir
Ofra Haza feat. Iggy Pop - Daw Da Hiya