Arkadi Duchin

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Arkadi Duchin
Background information
Born (1963-06-09) June 9, 1963 (age 51)
Babruysk, Belarus
Genres Rock, Pop
Occupations Singer-Songwriter, Musical Producer
Years active 1980-Present
Labels IMC, Hed Artzi, Helicon
Associated acts HaChaverim Shel Natasha (The Friends of Natasha)

Arkadi Duchin (Hebrew: ארקדי דוכין, Russian: Аркадий Духин; born 9 June 1963) is an Israeli singer-songwriter and musical producer.

Early life[edit]

Duchin was born in Babruysk, Belarus. He immigrated to Israel at the age of 15.

Music career[edit]

Duchin sang in the rock band HaChaverim Shel Natasha (The Friends of Natasha). The band, which he formed in 1986 with Micha Shitrit, made five albums, including the 1994 album Radio Blah Blah, before its breakup in 1996.[1] Dudu Fisher, David D'Or, Eran Zur, and Meir Banai joined in the song "Lisa" on "Radio Blah-Blah".[1]

After 9/11 Duchin and Etti Ankri, Zehava Ben, David D'Or, and other Israeli singers recorded the title song "Yesh Od Tikvah" ("Our Hope Endures"), for which D'Or wrote the music and lyrics, on the CD Yesh Od Tikvah/You've Got a Friend.[2][3] The CD, released by Hed Arzi in 2002, benefitted Israeli terror victims, with all proceeds going to "NATAL": the "Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War".[4]

In 2002 he was nominated for the Tamuz Award of Israel's Best Male Artist, along with David D'or, Shlomi Shabat, Yuval Gabay, and Yehuda Poliker,[2] but lost out to D'Or.

In 2004, Duchin opened a restaurant on Frishman Street in Tel Aviv, which closed a year later. He hosted a cooking show on Israel's Russian language television channel in which Israeli singers were invited to cook a meal.

Duchin sang a duet with David D'Or on D'Or's CD, Kmo HaRuach ("Like the Wind"), which was released on March 27, 2006.[5][6]

In 2009, Duchin released a children's album, Friends of Arkasha.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Duchin is married to Sima, and has a daughter. He lives in Givatayim.


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  2. ^ "Yesh Od Tikvah". Babaganewz. Retrieved 2009-05-27. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Our Hope Endures (2002)". Alibris. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  4. ^ Engelberg, Keren (February 20, 2003). "Voice Across Israel; Up Front". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Like the Wind". Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Kmo HaRuach". February 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  7. ^ Friends of Arkasha

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