Haim Moshe

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Born In : Ramat HaSharon, Israel
Web Site : www.haimmoshe.co.il/

Haim Moshe was born in 1955 to a family that immigrated from Yemen and grew up in the Morasha neighborhood of Ramat Hasharon. His father wanted him to grow up to be a rabbi, like his grandfather, but Haim was drawn to the music of the Mediterranean. In addition to traditional religious music, he began to learn Greek, Turkish and Arabic music and performed at weddings and bar mitzvahs. Later he worked in a printing press and in the 1970s enlisted in the IDF.

He began his musical career in the mid-1970s, when he joined Daklon for the “Sounds of the Kerem” band. The duo appeared mainly in events and clubs with Israeli folk songs, combining Yemenite piyutim with Arabic sounds and popular music for the period. The band’s proportionate success continued for a number of years, until in 1982 the band disbanded and the two turned on their way.
Solo career – the big breakthrough

With the dismantling of “Sounds of the Vineyard” in the early 1980s, he began an independent career and in 1979 he released his first solo album, “Shevach Ashir”, in which he sang traditional Yemenite songs such as “Shalom Shabat Shabbat” alongside songs written by Avihu Medina, “He said.

In January 1981, a year and a half after the first album, which was mostly original, Moshe decided, in consultation with the group “Sounds of the Vineyard,” to record an album containing new and magical songs. Most of the songs on the CD are songs that were sung in the hymns mainly in the Kerem Hatemanim neighborhood, and the selection of the songs was made mostly by Daklon and the guitarist Moshe Ben Moshe, who were actually the driving force behind the album. Among the album’s songs were “Matador” and “A Girl”.

His breakthrough came in 1983 with the release of the album Ahavat Hayy, which included, besides the album’s theme song, “Linda”, “Mom”, “Guitar” and “Night Sounds” Originally “Smadar” (the only song ever written by Moshe himself). The songs were written by Zion Sharabi, Avihu Medina and others.

At the beginning of 1984, Haim Moshe released a double album: “Feast – Fun and Mood Songs”. The album contains a collection of songs by Moshe until that period, which included performance from live performances, strings of songs in recital performance for old hits recorded in “Caesar” studios, and a song from his first album – “To You”. In the cover of the album, Moshe was photographed live with the musicians who accompanied him at the time: Moshe Ben Moshe (Ben Mush) on the guitar, Nahum Oshri on the bass guitar, Koby in the keyboard, and Yoav Metry in the drums.

At the end of 1984 his fifth album, “Let Time Go” was released. Most of the album was written and composed by Avihu Medina, together with the writers Zion Sharabi and Yoram Harel Haimov, and in it, Haim Moshe also produced huge hits such as the theme song, “What Are You Running For?”, “Lafd Sitting”, “Lama El”, ” Which was performed simultaneously by the singer Yishai Levi) together with an Israeli song written specifically by Yoram Tahar-Lev and Nurit Hirsh called “Romanesaro to Tel Aviv” marking the 75th anniversary of the first Hebrew city.

In December 1984, Haim Moshe participated for the first time in the children’s song festival with the song “To Love Like a Great,” with whom he reached third place. The song was recited as part of a string by the ensemble “Revivo’s Project” in 2012.

In early 1985, Haim Moshe released his sixth album, whose full name was “Yemenite Step” – “Hafla – Songs of Fun and Mood – Part 4,” in which he combined the classics that he sang alongside songs he loved in Arabic. The theme song was written by Uzi Chitman, composed by Moshe Ben Moshe (“Ben Mosh”) and adapted by the wind instrumentist Albert Piamenta. The rest of the album’s songs were adapted by Haim Hadad.

In August 1985, the album “To Be a Singer” was published, whose theme song was very successful, as well as the songs “What About the Child,” which dealt with the painful subject of a child torn between his divorced parents, Eastern. Most of the songs written by Zion Sharabi and Uri Haimov. Nancy Brandes, who also played keyboard and synthesizer, and with him the trio of Brosh, Meir Israel with percussion instruments, Danny Mosco, Avraham Felder, and Peter Wertheimer in wind instruments , ‘Aris’ Nahum in Bazouki and Felix Mizrahi on the violin. Participating in the accompaniment were members of Sexta: Iris Shemi, Pnina Brick and Ruthi Ben-Avraham.

That same year, Haim Moshe also participated in the film “Kashe” [1], in which he sang songs from his previous albums (including the hits “Linda” and “Lama El”).

In December 1985, Moshe participated for the second time in the 16th Children’s Song Festival with the song “Do not Give Up Dreams.”