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Toledano, Avi
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Avi Toledano is a popular Israeli singer in the musiqa mizraḥit (Heb. Mizraḥi music) genre. He was born 1948 in Meknes, Morocco. In 1965, at the age of sixteen, he immigrated to an Israeli kibbutz with the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement.

Shortly after his arrival in Israel, Toledano appeared on the Teshuʿot Rishonot radio show, a venue for the development of young talent. He released his first album during his army service, and several of his songs, such as “Yehuda My Younger Brother,” about a fallen soldier, became popular. Toledano placed third in the 1969 Israel Song F…

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Amy Horowitz, “Toledano, Avi”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0021380>
First published online: 2010

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