Rika Zaraï

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Rika Zaraï
Rika Zaraï (1963).jpg
Rika Zaraï in 1963
Background information
Birth nameRika Gozman
Born(1938-02-19)19 February 1938
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died23 December 2020(2020-12-23) (aged 82)
Paris, France
GenresMiddle of the road
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1960–2020
LabelsPhilips Records

Rika Zaraï (Hebrew: ריקה זראי‎; 19 February 1938 – 23 December 2020) was an Israeli singer-songwriter. She was best known for making classic Israeli songs popular in Europe such as Hava Nagila, Yerushalayim shel zahav and Hallelujah.

Death[change | change source]

In June 2008, Zaraï suffered from a paralytic stroke. She died on 23 December 2020 in Paris, aged 82.[1]

Songs[change | change source]

  • Chante Israël (1962)
  • Rika Zaraï (1964)
  • Un beau jour je partirai (1967)
  • Alors je chante (1969)
  • Moi le dimanche (1971)
  • Les Dessins animés (1973)
  • Chansons d'Israël (1973)
  • Ma poupée de France (1975)
  • Dad li di (1979)
  • Chante l'ami (1982)
  • L'Espoir (1983)
  • Sans rancune et sans regret (1985)
  • Story (1988)
  • Hava (2000)
  • Quand les hommes (2007)

References[change | change source]

  1. "La chanteuse israélienne Rika Zaraï est morte à l'âge de 82 ans". Le Monde.fr (in French). 2020-12-23. Retrieved 2020-12-23.

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