Boaz Sharabi

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Boaz Sharabi
בעז שרעבי
בועז שרעבי בהופעה 22-7-2013.JPG
Born 1947 (age 66–67)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Composer
Guitarist
Crooner
Pianist
Actor
Tenor
Chazan
Lyricist

Boaz Sharabi (Hebrew: בעז שרעבי‎; born 1947) is an Israeli singer-songwriter, composer, guitarist, crooner, pianist, actor, tenor, chazan and lyricist, well known for such integral Israeli classics as Latet, Halevai, At Li Laila, Pamela, Lashir Itach, Kol Od, Mi Yada Shekach Yihiyeh, K'Shetavo (written for Ron Arad), Im At Adain Ohevet Oti and Etzli Hakol Beseder. His songs make up a large part of Israeli Culture.

His career has spanned more than 40 years, and was at its height in the late 1980s. Most of his songs are acoustic rock, andalusian chords, soul music and oud type songs, blended with Israeli folk, Judeo-Yemenite and Pop overtones. He also sings classical music in Hebrew and is an international acclaimed pianist. He also recites the poems of Shalom Shabazi as part of his work on past albums.

Boaz Sharabi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and grew up in a family of artists. His brother Yoel Sharabi is a popular Hasidic and Yemenite entertainer for Jewish communities abroad, Baruch Sharabi was a choreographer tapdancer in Israel and Zion Sharabi a songwriter.

He composed the music for a film and appeared onscreen in the movies Beyond the Walls and Beyond the Walls 2. He held a close working relationship with lyricist and poet Ehud Manor, and composer Matti Caspi, and with other leading Israeli musicians, such as Itzhak Perlman, Shoshana Damari, Shlomo Artzi, Ehud Banai, David Broza, Yehoram Gaon, Zohar Argov, Shlomi Shabat, Eyal Golan and Subliminal among many others.

Sharabi sold over two million records and remains very popular in Israel, where he has had over 30 number one hits in the charts, and abroad, mostly across the Middle-East, mainly in Lebanon and Turkey.

After a long hiatus, Sharabi released his new album called Linshom (To Breathe) 2007, which is the first without Ehud Manor's input. The song Im At Adayin Ohevet Oti (If you still love me) was named song of the year for 2007 by the Israeli Public, via Galgalatz and Yediot Achronot [1].

Sharabi has supported Likud in the past with musical scores as part of recording for the party.

He also has participated in many song contests, and won the Viña del Mar Festival Song in 1977.

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