Cabra Casay

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Cabra Casay
Idan Raichel's Project in Mesada.jpg
Cabra Casay
Background information
Birth name Cabra Casay
Born Sudan
Genres Folk, World, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2003–present
Associated acts Idan Raichel Project

Cabra Casay (Hebrew: כברה קסאי‎‎; is an Israeli singer, best known for her work alongside Idan Raichel in the Idan Raichel Project (Hebrew: הפרוייקט של עידן רייכל).

Casay took part in the first season of the Israeli version of American Idol, Kochav Nolad, where she reached the top 8.[1] Her most famous song is Habaytah, Haloch Chazor, which means "Home, Back and Forth."

Cabra Casay was born in a Sudanese refugee camp, to Ethiopian Jewish parents on their way to Israel, in what was called Operation Moses. She arrived in Israel in 1983, when she was a year old. At age 18, she began her mandatory military service in the IDF, where she met Idan Raichel. Together, they performed in many military camps and facilities. When they left the army, the Idan Raichel project was acclaimed as a success, and they performed all over Israel and even went on some offshore tours.

Casay is known for her use of Arab and East African vocal techniques such as ululation.[2]

In February 2017 she signed a record deal with CAPITOL MUSIC, a label of Universal Music France. She is currently working of her first album.

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