|born on||31 March 1923 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Dhamar, Yemen, 14n46, 44e23|
|Timezone||LMT m44e23 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||09°23' 19°18 Asc. 09°10'|
Israeli singer called the "Queen of Hebrew Music" and known for her distinctive husky voice and Yemenite pronunciation. She was warmly received by the audience at national and international festivals in Israel and abroad, serving as Israel's unofficial cultural ambassador and earning the title of "First lady of Israeli song."
Her first record was released in 1948 and her best-known song "Kalaniyot" (Anemones), by Moshe Vilenski, dates from that period. She was especially popular among Israeli soldiers, for whom she frequently performed.
After the independence of Israel and throughout the late 1970s, Damari performed all over the United States, France, England, South Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, Scandinavia and Japan.
In the mid-1980s, Damari teamed up with Boaz Sharabi for a duet that brought her back into the limelight. She was awarded the Israel Prize in 1988 for Hebrew song and an ACUM lifetime achievement award in 1995.
Shoshana Damari died on 14 February 2006 at age 82 in Tel Aviv after a brief bout of pneumonia.
- Work : Prize 1988 (Israel Prize for Hebrew song)
Eyal Ben-Aharon quotes an article by Yigal Serena .
Translation: "When was I born?" Demari once asked her mother because on her ID card it was written 1/1/1923, the way the immigration clerks used to write it. "You were born when the sun shone and a dog was barking," her mother said.
According to Hebrew Wikipedia her birth date was established according to her associate, Shimon Cohen, based on Damari's statement to him that she was born on Passover eve 1923.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
- Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Israel Prize for Hebrew song)
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure ("Queen of Hebrew Music")