Thursday, July 12, 2012
Rita Yahan Farouz, one of Israel‘s most successful singers, combines the Hebrew as well as the Persian language in her music. Her new album „Ha'Smachot Shellanu“ (i.e. “our pleasures“) achieved gold status within the first three weeks after release. The performer is regarded as cultural ambassador between Israel and Iran.
She was born at Teheran in 1962 and came to Israel with her family in 1970. For Rita, her music is a return to her roots rather than a political statement. Her new album was compiled in a tenuous period of time. Rita regards it as a bridge between people in her home country and people in her country of origin.