Singer-songwriter Chava Alberstein will be awarded a prize for her life's work in the field of Hebrew songs by ACUM, Israel's music and literary rights association. The annual NIS 30,000 prize is awarded to two artists. The other winner, announced last week, is singer-songwriter Zvika Pik.
The two performers will receive the prize at a ceremony set for February 28.
In describing their choice of Alberstein for the award, ACUM jurors wrote: "It is impossible to look at Israeli culture without seeing Chava Alberstein at its center. Her voice has been the voice of Israeli music for many years now, and to a large extent her songs are the sound track of our life here... Her connection to the young musicians who accompany her in performances has made her a link between the past and present of Israeli music and culture."