Ofra Haza "Fifty Gates of Wisdom"

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Israeli pop singer Ofra Haza created a sensation during the "world music" explosion of the 1980's with this innovative recording of Yemenite traditional songs, which she recorded as a kind of gift to her parents, who were from Yemen. Ofra's transcendent voice is electrifying and DJ's around the world began doing re-mixes of such tracks from the album as "Galbi" and "Im Nin'alu"; samples from this album highlighted hit tracks by Eric B. & Rakim, Coldcut and many other dance and hip-hop releases.