Artist: Tzachi Halevi
About The Artist:
Tsahi Halevi (aka Zaak) has lived in Denmark, Rome, Cairo, and Brussels. Now based in Israel and performing since 1997, he’s toured the world with Mayumana, an international percussion group. Mayumana also collaborates with David Broza in the show Behuntos. Since 2005, Halevi has been acting in the national “HABIMA” theater, and since 2006 he has performing with Israel’s biggest salsa band Walakata, singing along side Layla Malkos and Herman Olivera. Halevi has recently been performing songs from his début album “Deep Breath,” to be released soon. The songs were produced by Zaak and D.J PHILIPPE ZDAR, a well known French d.j & producer, considered one of the pioneers of “French House” (Air/ST Germain/Daft punk). He’s also busy working on his second album, combining more of his local influences, writing in Hebrew and collaborating with local artists. Halevi speaks and sings in five languages: French, English, Hebrew, Spanish and Arabic.
Song: Al Neharot Bavel
Contribution to: Israel Cancer Association (ICA)
This beautiful song has its origins in an anonymous old folk song. The stirring lyrics are from Psalm 137:1-6, which expresses the emotions of a nation in exile. Verses 5 and 6 are often recited at the conclusion of a traditional Jewish wedding, reminding us that even at the moment of our greatest joy, we must remember that the Jewish people still live in exile.
About Israel Cancer Association (ICA)
The Israel Cancer Association (ICA) was founded in 1952. More then 50 years of involvement and a proud record of achievement have earned ICA widespread recognition, both nationally and internationally, as a prime leader in the fight against cancer. ICA set its goal to reduce the mortality and morbidity rates of cancer by waging an encompassing fight – by promoting research, prevention and early detection, improved methods of treatment and rehabilitation and quality of life. We support cancer patients throughout their ordeal and we strive to ensure their rights. The ICA is in the forefront in the fight against cancer initiating and implementing essential long-term, nationwide programs and goals for the benefit of all cancer patients and their families, in every sector and in every locale throughout the country.