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The Israeli singer Ofra Haza, who passed away in 2000, was ranked 186th in the list of the greatest singers of all time published last night by the respected music magazine "Rolling Stone".
Hazza overtook singers such as Billie Eilish (198th place), Joan Baaz (189) and Rosalia (200) in the ranking.
The first place in the ranking was taken by Aretha Franklin followed by Whitney Houston.
The selection of Ofra Haza (photo: screenshot, Rolling Stone)
In the reasons for choosing Ofra Haza on the list, it is written: "Like a call to prayer, the opening sentence of Ofra Haza's 1984 song 'If We Locked Up' sweeps the listener away with its caressing mezzo-soprano. When the British group Coldcut sampled this section in their famous remix from 1987, it was a creation A cross-cultural masterpiece who helped bring the Israeli singer's incredible voice to the pop mainstream. Inspired by her Yemeni-Jewish ancestry, Haza combined traditional vocals with modern technique to create something that felt both ancient and ahead of its time. With her albums, she became a sensation in the American pop market and strengthened You are the Madonna of the Middle East."
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