Jewish Journal

One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

by Noga Gur-Arieh

March 8, 2013 | 11:15 am

Rona Kenan was born on 26 July 1979 to the late author and journalist Amos Kenan and scholar Nurith Gertz. At the age of 18 she was spotted as a "discovery" in the Israeli music industry and ever since, her influence on our music scenery just kept growing and growing.

In 2004 she released her debut album, Breathing Down to Zero. In early 2007 she released her second album, Through Foreign Eyes, where, again, all tracks are original. In 2009 she released her third album, Shirim Leyoel ("Songs for Yoel"), a concept album inspired by her father's life story. In 2011, she released her fourth album, Hamraot VeNechitot (Takeoffs and Landings). She writes her own melodies and lyrics, and sings both in Hebrew and in English. All four albums were a major success, and won her several music awards, as a creator as well as a singer. In 2005 she became a "chosen artist" of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation. Kenan is openly gay, and is also considered an icon for the Gay and Lesbian community in Israel.

In my opinion, Kenan has the most beautiful female voice in Israel. A tender, touching, unique voice, which I never stop enjoying. A big part of our mainstream music, yet so different than the rest. Now, you can share the enjoyment with me…

Black Tiger


Ata Mitorer (You Wake Up)


Harikud Hamuzar Shel Halev (The Strange Dance of the Heart)- a duet with singer Gidi Gov, which she also plays guitar for

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My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

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