Noy Alooshe

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Noy Alooshe
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Background information
Origin Tel Aviv, Israel
Genres Hip hop, electronic dance
Occupation(s) Musician, journalist
Associated acts Chovevei Tzion
Website noy-a.com[dead link]

Noy Alooshe (Hebrew: נוי אלוש‎‎; born 13 August 1979) is an Israeli journalist and musician of Tunisian Jewish descent best known outside Israel for his Zenga Zenga spoof song on Muammar Gaddafi. He lives in Tel Aviv[1] and is a member of the Israeli techno group Chovevei Tzion ("Lovers of Zion"), best known for its hit song "Rotze Banot" ("I Want Girls"), a Hebrew remix of the Swedish dance song "Boten Anna."[2]

As a result of his success from the video "Zenga Zenga", Alooshe shared that he received many commercial offers: "These days are crazy because advertisers are calling me and wanting me to do productions for them; music companies want to sell the song on iTunes."[3] In 2001, he said he had also received antisemitic death threats, though he was not too concerned since "at the moment they remain on the Internet."[4]

Apart from Zenga Zenga, his by far best known work, he also spoofed Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the United States Congress to the tune of "We No Speak Americano" as "Bi Bi pro Americano".[5] He also wrote Dvir Bar's song "Livni Boy,"[4] one of Israel's first political YouTube hits. Alooshe worked for Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah campaign in 2013.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isabel Kershner (28 February 2011). "Qaddafi YouTube Spoof by Israeli Gets Arab Fans". The New York Times. p. A10. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Lahan Harkov (27 February 2011). "Israeli's Gaddafi spoof strikes chord with Libyan rebels". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Avigayil Kadesh (2 March 2011). "The Israeli behind 'Zenga Zenga'". Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "The Israeli behind Gadhafi YouTube spoof: Iranians have asked for revolution theme too". Haaretz. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ www.haaretz.com/culture/watch-israeli-behind-gadhafi-spoof-song-lampoons-netanyahu-s-congress-speech-1.363999 Published 15:18 25.05.11 Latest update 15:18 25.05.11 WATCH: Israeli behind Gadhafi spoof song lampoons Netanyahu's Congress speech. By Haaretz Service
  6. ^ Isabel Kershner (February 19, 2015). "In Online Videos, Israeli Candidates Pursue 'Likes' and Votes". The New York Times. 

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