The Israeli musical scene is receiving another international boost: Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that Latin virtuoso guitarist and singer José Feliciano will return to Israel on October 10 for one concert at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena.
Feliciano, 68, who was left permanently blind at birth, launched his musical career almost 60 years ago. He was born in Puerto Rico and is considered one of the first artists to cross the boundaries of Latin music into the mainstream as he made his way to the top of the international world of music.
His first single, “Everybody Do the Click,” was released in 1964 and quickly became a huge hit, garnering global interest. Throughout his career, Feliciano released dozens of albums in Spanish and English which sold millions of copies.
He recorded another significant achievement in 1969, when he won two Grammy Awards in the Best New Artist and Best Pop Song categories.
The accomplishments and age have not
affected the pace of his work, and Feliciano has gone on to release new albums in the past few decades and is considered a virtuoso.
The summer of 2013 has brought quite a few international artists to Israel, including Barbra Streisand, Cliff Richard, Alicia Keys and the Pet Shop Boys. Julio Iglesias and Rihanna are scheduled to perform in the Holy Land a well.