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Israeli Music

Hey guys!

I don't know about you, but whenever I learn a new language I found out that sometimes taking a break from tiring lessons and grammar, and listening to some music really helps.

Personally I really like Israeli music and I think there are some great performers and artists out there if you just know where to look. So I decided to put up a list together according to genres (roughly) to help you find your style. I hope you'll enjoy it, and of course, if you have anything to add/comment you are more than welcome!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV55unut3oI מוניקה סקס - They are one of my personal favorites. I chose this song because it's the most known one, I like their other songs much more, so just look them up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ63NqCCRps ברי סחרוף - also one of my favorites, try to look up פורטיסחרוף as well if you like the style (they used to be a duo).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1kQgVUQCVo משינה - one of the classic 90's rock bands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R-3-hnmby0 החברים של נטשה - one of the classics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCyqwxTH8Js איפה הילד - again, a classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hOILjMHc8A מטרופולין

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOLKljySqYc - בית הבובות

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6KnK0cVdhA - היהודים - also one of my favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G6dj66Dc5o כנסיית השכל

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1dSoL8BWBw מוקי

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phBwXT293FI מופע הארנבות של ד"ר קספר

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRKjWL5a2-E יזהר אשדות

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJZA3_e3SBw שוטי הנבואה - if you like it, try looking for "אברהם טל" as well.

Pop & country

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Mx2kYX4jw עברי לידר - one of my favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXeGiSHfuI0 קרן פלס

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDpUlvF0-Dg הפקרוייקט של עידן רייכל - a bit different and very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpu0Cc1ZQ1g דניאל סלומון

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnS60ImFeds אתניקס - a nice mixture of some Mediterranean music and pop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnniI0eQx4A רמי קליינשטין

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BR3ziVDazM ג'יין בורדו - new and refreshing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_gFnDyi2Ho אביתר בנאי

Israeli music & others (really, there is no better way to describe it)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02uV8M6XSto שלמה ארצי my absolute favorite!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoGurrdtz6Q גידי גוב - classic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzeWZQnlYWA גזוז

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp-oAudF6yY החלונות הגבוהים

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WEggKymynE אריק איינשטין - also one of the bests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1uvv83Z_FY הדג נחש - sort of hip hop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRQX6Xp2B48 עמיר בניון

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oenTa9BluyA שלום חנוך

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCR7tO3WoIQ אהוד בנאי

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJOH-zKfQfs מאיר אריאל

Again, these were the ones I could come up with it at the moment (I'll try to add more), feel free to add! Hope you enjoy it and happy studying! :)

July 8, 2016



I like the Idan Raichel Project: הפרויקט של עידן רייכל. Saw him a few times in LA, and this group has songs in many other languages besides Hebrew too.


I love some of his songs


Here are some more songs on TeachMeHebrew.com ; they give you spelling, pronunciation, definition, and slang used in the song. Great resource. http://www.teachmehebrew.com/songs.html


Thanks for sharing! Can I add it to "Immersion resources" in the welcome post? =)

(Don't worry I will include your name XD)


Sure, no problem :)


This one is my favorite: Hi lo doma, by Arkadi Duchin


It describes exactly how I felt when I visited Israel: kolah ose li mashehoo karov, omed batzad oo mistakel, eynaim haiafot ad ohr haboker....Listen to it, it is GREAT!!!!!


You hit all of the great artists! Great post!


It's great. I think you forgot Kaveret though...


למרות הכל - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3puWCNexzpE

נתתי לה חיי - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orkXG-xXO-k

ביום ובלילה - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llJ5Ko_14UM

נחמד - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDcsnHh2T_g

great stuff :)


Matti Caspi is also awesome:

מתי כספי

איך זה שכוכב - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osnEGXT3SvQ

לא ידעתי שתלכי ממני - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYOARegx5ng

יום שישי חזר - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CW7zkvrFsY

שיר אהבה - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CW7zkvrFsY

There are also lyrics in the video descriptions.


ken, ken, ken! thanks!


Gali Atari- גלי עטרי is great! try some...

מהמרחקים- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xBZjKIrU1Q

מה שאת אוהבת- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDk7kInbY90

also hava albershtein- חווה אלברשטיין

את תלכי בשדה- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqBu-lEPKWg

משירי ארץ אהבתי- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOChT0LiOOs


great post! - i'm from israel and these are really wonderful artists. would add these to you list, if i may!:

לילי פרנקו - if you like that 90s sound, this is quality rock, with good vocals and sexy lyrics. and also a pretty new band! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma0hu1wan80

ג׳ימבו ג׳יי - jimbo j is a rapper, but he is legendary, in my opinion. if you truly wanna feel the hebrew slang in its purest form, he is the best for that. gonna link a song that's not his most popular, but it's a beautiful one about the hebrew language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byVJ1KSjAxk

שייגעצ - another 90s rock band that did great, plus their lead singer is now my high school film teacher! :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxBkL0Mn1bw

כוורת - the absolute definition to old but gold. good 70s israeli rock with humouristic lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0xWYu3zasE

אריק ברמן - sometimes a bit moody and cynical, but overall one of the best israeli artists of the 2000s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GbyHlRffRs

אלון עדר - listen to me when i tell you, this man is an absolute must for anyone who loves a brilliant and witty composer with smart and touching lyrics that is capable of complex harmonies and really catchy ones at times. can't recommend him enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auobHNq5EXE

יוני בלוך - a combination of eric berman and alon eder - the two above. great rocker, and overall quality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTSy1trfNSQ

המפשעות - a fairly new alt-hard rock band with cutting-edge lyrics and a critical vibe towards the political and social status. a nice taste of the rock vibe of tel aviv. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqJLU5KaAQk

שב״ק ס - this is a classic tune of the hip hop vibe of the 90s here in israel. just pure fun. it's where muki started! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih3_RBlg6jk

anyway, there are so many more! let me know if you liked any of those i mentioned. x

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