Monday, April 25, 2016

Seven Videos of Ethiopian Jewish singer Hagit Yaso, Winner Of 2012 Israeli Idol

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases seven YouTube videos of Ethiopian Jewish singer Hagit Yaso. Six of those videos showcases Hagit's performances on the ninth season of Israeli Idol, including her winning performance on that show. The seventh featured video is a news story about Hagit Yaso's trip to Ethiopia.

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Thanks to Hagit Yaso for her musical ability and role modeling. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post. Additional thanks to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.
I learned about Hagit Yaso from Denise Oliver Velez's April 24, 2016 dailykos post "Blacks, black Jews, and Black Panthers in Israel" I highly recommend reading that post.

From "
"Hagit Yaso (Hebrew: חגית יאסו‎; born October 8, 1989) is an Israeli singer. She won the ninth season of Kokhav Nolad, an Israeli television show, similar to Pop Idol.[1]

Early life
Yaso is of Ethiopian Jewish descent. She was born in Sderot, and has two brothers and two sisters. Yaso's parents immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in the 1980s through Sudan. From an early age she loved to sing, and later on became a member of the band "Sderot Youth" (צעירי שדרות), in which she participated along with her sisters. During her military service, Yaso served in a military band. She is featured in the documentary film Sderot: Rock in the Red Zone.

In 2011, she participated in the Kokhav Nolad 9. In her audition, Yaso sang Amir Benayoun's song "Omed BaSha'ar" (עומד בשער). During the show, Yaso sang in several languages, including Hebrew, English, Amharic and Moroccan Arabic. From the beginning of the show, Yaso stood out and she was often rated by the judges panel for having the "outstanding performance". Yaso reached the finals, which were held in Haifa, together with David Lavi and Liron Ramati. The first song Yaso sang in the finals was Ofra Haza's "Mishehu Tamid Holech Iti" (מישהו תמיד הולך איתי) and Idan Raichel's song "Medabrim Besheket" (מדברים בשקט). Yaso ended up winning the first place[2] with 60% of the votes. She won a scholarship of 240,000 shekels, and a production contract from the well known music producer Ivri Lider.”...
Here's information about the meaning of the name "Hagit"
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: חַגִּית (Ancient Hebrew)
Meaning & History
Means "festive" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's wives in the Old Testament.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Chaggit (Biblical Hebrew), Hagit (Hebrew)"

Note: The Israeli Idol videos aren't given in any particular order except for the Hagit Yaso and David Lavi FINAL video.

Example #1: Hagit Yaso חגית יאסו - מדברים בשקט

Israel Idol, Uploaded on Feb 26, 2012

Example #2: Hagit Yaso חגית יאסו -- עטור מצחך זהב שחור

Israel Idol, Published on Mar 19, 2012

Example #3: Hagit Yaso חגית יאסו -- רגע פרטי

Israel Idol, Published on Mar 19, 2012

Example #4: Hagit Yaso חגית יאסו – תודה

Israel Idol, Published on Mar 19, 2012

Example #5: Hagit Yaso חגית יאסו -- וואחה תימשי לישפיטר

Israel Idol, Published on Mar 19, 2012

Example #6: Hagit Yaso and David Lavi FINAL חגית יאסו היא הזוכה הגדולה של העונה!

Israel Idol, Published on Mar 19, 2012

Example #7: a news story on hagit yaso "Awdamet" trip to Ethiopia documentary

Shay Porat Published on May 20, 2015

כתבתו של דניאל קמפוס בערוץ הבינל' i24news על סרטו של שי פורת, אודות מסעה של חגית יאסו לאתיופיה.
hagit yaso israel idol winner going on a journey to Ethiopia on "Awdamet" doc film created by shay porat

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