Thursday, July 5, 2012

Israeli Singer Rocks Iran Music Scene


My Joys, the latest album by Iranian-born Israeli diva Rita, is sung entirely in Persian. It went gold in Israel in just three weeks, and it has become very popular among the youths in Iran. Israel and Iran can at last agree on one thing: Rita rocks!
Rita Jahanforuz was born in Tehran in 1962, but migrated to Israel along with her family at the age of eight. In 1985, Rita erupted onto Israeli music scene and has since gone to become one of Israel’s top recording artists. Releasing an album entirely in Persian raises some eyebrows among the conservatives in Israel, but My Joys has propelled her to become a sensation in Iranian underground music scene.

Rita’s photo and biographical information: The Times of Israel, 5 July

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent singer and shows what Iranians could do without religious bigots interfering in their lives.

Mark Pyruz said...

It's possible we attended the same high school in Tehran. I'll have to check the yearbook.

Jabbar Fazeli, MD said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcdYphe69as

Jabbar Fazeli, MD said...

this is a recent wall street journal clip on the subject. i hope you can open it.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303879604577412374049043222.html#articleTabs%3Dvideo

Anonymous said...

nonsense suck up by the Israelis.