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The recent event "Hallelujah Kobi Oshrat" homage for the composer, took place on the 27th July 2010 at the Karmiel In Haifa Israel.
Amir Gat was at the event and reported that even after thirty years the enthusiasm for the music of Kobi Oshrat was remarkable. The outstanding quality of the compositions have withstood the test of time and this was evident when the group Milk and Honey took the stage. The audience, consisted of all age groups and the appreciation was huge.
Probably Kobi's most famous composition was the winning Eurovision entry of 1979 "Hallelujah" but he has gained an international reputation with many different artists.
Izhar Cohen, a highly acclaimed vocal artist joined Kobi Oshrat on stage and gave an impressive performance demonstrating the high level of the quality of this genre of music from within Israel.
Kobi, was seated on the left side of the stage with the presenter for the evening who gave a difinitive overview of just how appreciated Kobi's music has become. The success of Milk and Honey was attributed not only to the great composition and lyrics of their songs but to the amazing harmonies and vocal talent of the group members. Kobi answered questions covering his work over the years, in particular with Milk and Honey and was quoted as saying "What can I say, I could wake them at 4am in the morning and still they sing perfectly".
Throughout the evening the audience was entertained with a variety of dancing from talented children and adults alike, making this a complete family event, and along with the popular hits from Halav Udvash (Milk and Honey) was the talented Roni Dalumi who entered the competition "A Star Is Born".
Amir Gat witnessed that the evening was a complete success and the venue, full to capacity with a hugely enthusiastic audience noted that the event was so eagerly participated that many of the crowd followed the group Milk and Honey to their waiting car with a chorus of "Hallelujah".
All of the photographs were generously and exclusively presented to this website by Amir Gat and all copy right belongs to him.