Bela Taraseiskey, Ofra Haza, ©2007, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 8 inches
OFRA HAZA (11/19/57 – 2/23/00) was a popular Israeli singer, actress and international recording artist. Her creations were most often Inspired by love for her Yemenite-Jewish culture. The appeal of her musical art quickly spread to a wider Middle Eastern and international audience.
The Yemenite-Jewish community is believed to be the oldest in the world, often living under severe conditions.