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Background information
Birth name Yosef Levy
Born (1944-04-06) April 6, 1944 (age 73)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1960s-present

Daklon (Joseph Levy) was born on April 6,1944, in Tel Aviv's Kerem Hateimanim (Yemenite) neighborhood, the son of Yemenite Jewish immigrants from the Shar'ab region in Yemen.[1]

Daklon explains the source of his nickname: "In those days everyone in the Kerem had a nickname. Your given name was a form of identification . As a kid I was quite short and skinny, (Hebrew: דק, dak; daq), and so, they called me Daklon."

He started his musical career as an 11-year-old when his teacher sent him to do a piece for a religious music radio show.

At the end of the 1950s Daklon's professional career took off. He was first inspired to take his music to the professional level by the famous Moroccan-born Israeli singer, Joe Amar. Daklon had also translated famous Greek and Hindi songs into Hebrew in the 1960s, at the beginning of his career.

Since the 1960s, he has been performing with Haim Moshe and Avihu Medina.

He has produced more than 35 albums to date.

Daklon music draws on Jewish, Middle-Eastern and Yemenite Jewish poetry, psalms, Bible, and ancient Jewish hymns.[2]

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