1961 Israel's Song Festival
with Esther Reichstat (Esther Ofarim)
The Israeli Song Festival was an important cultural event in the history of Israeli music for 20 years. 17 Song Festivals were held, from 1960 until 1980, and 189 songs competed in them. The best writers, composers and performers in Israel took part in them. For quite a few of them, the Song Festival was their first attempt the show off their talent.
Esther Ofarim sang three beautiful songs and
won the contest in both first and second place!
She was accompagnied by the orchestra Kol Yisrael,
which was conducted by Gary Bertini
Saeini Imcha - Esther got the first prize! lyrics+mp3
Na'ama - Esther made the second place! lyrics
Broshim - Esther made the
sixth place! lyrics
can get Hebrew info here