How Mizrahi Music Took Over Israeli Pop

Why did Mizrahi artists have such a hard time breaking into Israel’s mainstream music scene? Over just a few decades, Mizrahi music crossed cultural and social boundaries, introducing Israel’s diverse culture to the world. We’ll take you on a journey from Zohar Argov and Ofra Haza’s bootlegged cassette tapes in the 1970s and 80s to today’s Israeli superstars like Omer Adam, A-WA, and Static and Ben El who are making Mizrahi pop the soundtrack of modern Israel.

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