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Singing for Hope: An Evening with Mira Awad & Friends
March 3 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
You are warmly invited to a unique event with a few voices from the field, featuring Palestinian singer and songwriter Mira Awad and friends.
This will be Mira’s first visit to Philadelphia since her unforgettable performance at the liberty medal ceremony in 2010.
Let’s make the most of it!
Singer, songwriter, actress and ARTIVIST Mira Awad was born in Rameh village in the Galilee to a Palestinian father and Bulgarian mother. She is currently based in Tel Aviv, and is one of the very few Palestinian artists to make into Israeli mainstream, which puts her in a position of a social influencer.
Mira is a relentless advocate for human solidarity and global justice, and is very outspoken regarding human rights.
Mira studied at the Rimon School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and throughout her musical career has collaborated with many international artists including Noa, Idan Raichel, Andrea Boccelli, Bobby McFerrin, and more. She has developed a unique fusion of sounds, combining the East with the West, weaving the Arabic language and its oriental ornaments with Western harmonies, thus creating unique modern Arabic fusion music, with a rich tapestry of sounds.
As an actress, Mira participated in numerous theatre productions, to name a few: she played the role of Eliza Doolittle in the Israeli rendition of the musical My Fair Lady, and starred on the high rated series Arab Labor. Currently, a TV drama created by Mira, dealing with the Palestinian identity within Israel, is showing on Israeli national TV. Mira hosted several TV and radio shows, and she also teaches stage performance and gives talks around the world.
Ami Yares is a singer-songwriter, Heartbeat Ambassador, and Executive Director of BuildaBridge International.
Micah Hendler is a singer, choral director, founder and Director of The Jerusalem Youth Chorus.
Additional musical friends will join us for the evening (stay tuned).
Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.; music will begin at 7:15 p.m.
We will be accepting contributions at the door to help defray costs of the event. The suggested contribution is $15 per person; the suggested contribution is waived for those under 16. Families are warmly encouraged to join us; We welcome larger contributions for those who are so moved. Please RSVP if you can. All are welcome.
This event is sponsored by Seeds of Peace, BuildaBridge International, The Jerusalem Youth Chorus, and AltNeu Arts.