Yosi Piamenta

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Yosi Piamenta
Yossi Piamenta in Jerusalem's Old City.JPG
Yossi Piamenta in 2009
Background information
Birth nameYoseph Piamenta
Born(1951-11-29)29 November 1951
Jerusalem, Israel
Died23 August 2015(2015-08-23) (aged 63)
New York City, U.S.
GenresBlues rock, rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues, Jewish music, nigunim
OccupationsMusician, guitarist, singer-songwriter, artist
InstrumentsVocals, Fender Stratocaster guitar
Years active1972–2015
Associated actsThe Piamenta Band, Yosi Piamenta and the Heavenly Jams Band, Piamenta Brothers

Yosi Piamenta (November 29, 1951 – August 23, 2015) was an Orthodox Jewish singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was known for introducing the electric guitar to Jewish music.[1][2] Piamenta played rock and roll tunes with Biblical Hebrew lyrics.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hasidic Musician Yosi Piamenta Dies at 64". Arutz Sheva. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. "Famed Musician Yosi Piamenta Releases Song Yaancha as a Prayer for his Recovery". Yeshiva World News. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. Ramirez, Chris. "Rocking All Night, in Hebrew". New York Times. Retrieved 14 November 2014.