|Birth name Cabra Casay|
Record label Helicon Records
|Years active 2003â€“present|
Associated acts Idan Raichel
Name Cabra Casay
|Born August 3, 1982 (age 33)
Sudan (1982-08-03) |
Genres Folk music, World music, Pop music
Similar People Idan Raichel, The Toureâ€‘Raichel Collective, The Idan Raichel Project, Maya Avraham, Astar Shamir
Cabra Casay (Hebrew: כברה קסאי; is an Israeli singer, best known for her work alongside Idan Raichel in the Idan Raichel Project (Hebrew: הפרוייקט של עידן רייכל).
Casay took part in the first season of the Israeli version of American Idol, Kochav Nolad, where she reached the top 8. Her most famous song is Habaytah, Haloch Chazor, which means "Home, Back and Forth."
Cabra Casay was born in a Sudanese refugee camp, to Ethiopian Jewish parents on their way to Israel, in what was called Operation Moses. She arrived in Israel in 1983, when she was a year old. At age 18, she began her mandatory military service in the IDF, where she met Idan Raichel. Together, they performed in many military camps and facilities. When they left the army, the Idan Raichel project was acclaimed as a success, and they performed all over Israel and even went on some offshore tours.
Casay is known for her use of Arab and Ethiopian vocal techniques such as ululation.
In February 2017 she signed a record deal with CAPITOL MUSIC, a label of Universal Music France. She is currently working of her first album.