Whilst I was living in Europre I found myself searching many times for Israeli music to play to friends. I had a hard time finding albums that combine East and West, and bring out the Israeli feel.
This week, while hosting guests from abroad, I had the opportunity to watch a performance of Liraz Cherchi, a young Israeli singer. She really brought out the beauty of Israeli - A combination of modern western beats with a meditaranian and eastern feel. Liraz not only has a great voice, but also a beautiful and authentic mediteranian look.
Liraz is also a lead actor in one of my favorite Israeli movies - "Sof haolam smola" - "Turn Left at the End of the World", which won several prizes (this was the first movie Liraz ever took part in!).
I think Liraz has the potential to become a big star - If I had to place my bet, she would be top of my list.