The godfather of Mizrahi music in Israel
Yishai Levy has overcome his own demons to become one the most successful singers in Israel, both within and beyond the Mizrahi community.
In last week's raging winter storm, I had to give up on my motorbike and use my mother’s car to get around. From its CD player came familiar sounds but nevertheless something didn’t seem quite right. I know the songs but the performer’s voice sounded a bit different. I pressed a button and both the mystery and the solution popped out of the system: “Yishai Levy – The Songs I loved 2012,” the veteran singer’s...
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