Rita Yahan-Farouz, probably the most successful female vocalist in Israel over the past 3 decades, has always embraced her Persian descent. Now, for her first time in her career, she goes back to her roots and releases an album which is based on the sound she absorbed in her childhood. It includes famous Persian songs which were translated to Hebrew, alongside songs she actually sings in Persian.
The first single from the album was ‘Shan’e’ (‘The Comb’), and for the backing vocals, Rita has invited her family, her mom who used to sing back in Teheran, and her sisters, to sing with her. “I still keep the original version of the song Shan’e in a bag full of vinyl records that my mom brought with her from Teheran when we moved to Israel,” Rita says in the press release. “The singer performs this song with a very soft and indulging voice over a very graceful music arrangement, and sings about a man who tells a woman to please use the comb as little as possible because every time the teeth of the comb go through your hair, they injure my heart which built a home there, and now it bleeds.”