Post by Rick Henry on Apr 30, 2007 23:01:01 GMT -5
Recently I have discovered a vocalist whom I feel may belong in that category of the truly gifted. When I found a used copy of her 1988 album "Shaday" at a swap meet.
Ofra Haza was a popular Israeli singer. Her voice has been described as a mezzo-soprano. she sings in full rich crystal clear tones. She has this otherworldly quality in her voice - which is unexplainable. It is thought likely that Haza's voice had the most upper harmonic overtones of any singer in history, reaching as many as 32 tones on some songs.
Ofra has had an amazing career scoring gold and platinum records not only in her home land - but also throughout Europe and the Americas. In her lifetime Ofra released near thirty albums.
Ofra was born in 1957 and sadly passed away in 2000 from complications arising from AIDS she was only 42 years old.
Ofra is certainly one worth checking out... especially if you enjoy pure voiced singers. She is truly amongst the greatest of the great vocalists of all-time.
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