Boaz Sharabi

Singer-songwriter, Musical Artist

1947 –

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Who is Boaz Sharabi?

Boaz Sharabi is an Israeli singer-songwriter, composer, guitarist, crooner, pianist, actor, tenor, chazan and lyricist, well known for such integral Israeli classics as Latet, Halevai, At Li Laila, Pamela, Lashir Itach, Kol Od, Mi Yada Shekach Yihiyeh, K'Shetavo, Im At Adain Ohevet Oti and Etzli Hakol Beseder. His songs make up a large part of Israeli Culture.

His career has spanned more than 40 years, and was at its height in the late 1980s. Most of his songs are acoustic rock, andalusian chords, soul music and oud type songs, blended with Israeli folk, Judeo-Yemenite and Pop overtones. He also sings classical music in Hebrew and is an international acclaimed pianist. He also recites the poems of Shalom Shabazi as part of his work on past albums.

Boaz Sharabi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and grew up in a family of artists. His brother Yoel Sharabi is a popular Hasidic and Yemenite entertainer for Jewish communities abroad, Baruch Sharabi was a choreographer tapdancer in Israel and Zion Sharabi a songwriter.

He composed the music for a film and appeared onscreen in the movies Beyond the Walls and Beyond the Walls 2. He held a close working relationship with lyricist and poet Ehud Manor, and composer Matti Caspi, and with other leading Israeli musicians, such as Itzhak Perlman, Shoshana Damari, Shlomo Artzi, Ehud Banai, David Broza, Yehoram Gaon, Zohar Argov, Shlomi Shabat, Eyal Golan and Subliminal among many others.

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Tel Aviv
Also known as
  • שרעבי, בועז
  • Mizrahi Jews
  • Israel

on July 23, 2013


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