Arkadi Duchin

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Arkadi Duchin
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Background information
Born (1963-06-01) 1 June 1963 (age 56)
Babruysk, Belarus
GenresRock, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer-Songwriter, Musical Producer
Years active1980–present
LabelsIMC, Hed Artzi, Helicon
Associated actsHaChaverim Shel Natasha (The Friends of Natasha)

Arkadi Duchin (Hebrew: ארקדי דוכין‎, Russian: Аркадий Духин, romanizedArkadiy Dukhin; born 1 June 1963) is an Israeli singer-songwriter and musical producer.


Arkadi Duchin was born in Babruysk, Belarus. He immigrated to Israel at the age of 15. He is married to Sima, with whom he has a daughter. He lives in Givatayim.[citation needed]

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".[2]

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.[3][4]

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".[5]

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,[6] but lost out to D'Or.

Duchin sang a duet with David D'Or on D'Or's CD, Kmo HaRuach ("Like the Wind"), which was released on 27 March 2006.[7][8]

In 2009, Duchin released a children's album, Friends of Arkasha.[9]

Culinary and media career[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Creopolis Ltd. "20th Year Reunion - Zappa club, Tel Aviv Israstage, Israeli music, Events and Concerts". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Yesh Od Tikvah" (PDF). Babaganewz. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 7, 2011. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  4. ^ "Our Hope Endures (2002)". Alibris. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  5. ^ Engelberg, Keren (February 20, 2003). "Voice Across Israel; Up Front". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  6. ^ "Poliker sweeps up Tammuz nominations".
  7. ^ "Like the Wind". Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  8. ^ "Kmo HaRuach". February 2009. Archived from the original on January 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
  9. ^ Friends of Arkasha[permanent dead link]

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