Nov. 19, 1957 - Feb. 23, 2000
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On Sunday afternoon, February 7, 1993, Ofra Haza appeared at the studios of radio station KCRW-FM in Santa Monica (Los Angeles) for an interview on the "Café L.A." program. The interview appears here with the permission of host Tom Schnabel.
The CD tracks played during the program have been omitted for copyright reasons. There is a brief silence where each song appears in the program. The total running time is about 22 minutes. Ofra's manager, Bezalel Aloni, can sometimes be heard in the background.
Some of the subjects discussed:
- Her early years with the Hatikvah theater troupe
- Working with Don Was, Iggy Pop, John Belezikjian, Prof. Ali Jihad Racy
- The meaning of "Kirya" and many of her other songs
- The music scene in Tel Aviv
- Rap artists sampling her voice
- Performing in different countries such as Turkey and Japan
- Her fans from Arabic countries
- As the program ends, she discusses "Kaddish"
Due to the large size of the full-length MP3 file (21 MB), the interview may also be downloaded in smaller segments. This format is also useful if you plan to burn an audio CD, since the segments are edited at appropriate points to be used as CD tracks.
Also be sure to read OFRA HAZA REMEMBERED by Tom Schnabel.
click to download (21 MB)
teaser #1 (241 KB)
teaser #2 (273 KB)
intro (480 KB)
interview, part 1 (3.6 MB)
interview, part 2 (2.8 MB)
interview, part 3 (2.1 MB)
interview, part 4 (4.7 MB)
interview, part 5 (3.5 MB)
interview, part 6 (2.2 MB)
outro (436 KB)
OFRA HAZA LINKS
Ofra Haza on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" (KCRW-FM) - November 14, 1988 (21-minute interview)
Wikipedia: Ofra Haza
Ofra Haza 1957-2000 [in Hebrew]
YouTube: Ofra Haza
Ofra Haza Memorial Ring - Links to over 100 Ofra Haza sites.
Ofra Haza: 1957-2000 - Links to news stories about tragic death. [Not revised lately, some links no longer work.]
oFRa HaZa - A very comprehensive tribute site, includes complete discography and video list, plus...
* photos of Ofra's gravesite
* lyrics to foreign-language versions of Ofra's Prince of Egypt songs
Jerusalem Post - Remembering Ofra Haza - Photos of Ofra through the years.
Washington City Paper: "Elegy For Ofra" (3/10/2000) - From the paper's "Rock Stars Hate Me" column.
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