Mira Awad: In Song and Conversation

The Abraham Fun Initiatives UK presents Mira Awad

Mira Awad is one of Israel's most prolific performers. A singer, songwriter and actress she was born to Palestinian father - Anwar, and Bulgarian mother - Snejanka, in Rameh, a Palestinian village in the Gallillee, north of Israel. 

Throughout her career, Mira developed a unique fusion of sounds, combining the East with the West, weaving the Arabic language and it's oriental ornaments with Western harmonies, thus creating World Music that combines many styles and sounds. She has collaborated with a wide range of world-famous musicians: Noa (Achinoam Nini), Idan Raichel, David Broza, Joca Perpignan, George Dalaras, La oreja de Van Gogh, Andrea Bocelli Tim Ries (Sax player for the rolling stones), Orphaned Land and Bobby Mc'Ferrin.

Mira competed in the Eurovision song contest 2009 alongside Noa (Achinoam Nini) with the song "There must be another way" from their duet album carrying the same title, released by Universal Music. Her debut solo album Bahlawan-Acrobat was released May 2009, produced by Israeli guitarist Amos Ever-Hadani.

Mira is also a famous actress, her acting CV includes leading roles in the musical "My Fair lady" the play "The Return to Haifa", based on the novela by Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani for which she won the Edna Flidel young actress award. She also appeared on the TV hit series "Arab Labor" which scored high ratings for 4 seasons.

 

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