|Birth name||Yosef Levy|
April 6, 1944 |
Tel Aviv, Israel
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.
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.