MIRA AWAD: ARABIC FUSION
The internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and actress Mira Awad sings songs that reflect her unique cultural heritage in “Arabic Fusion" Her first New York solo appearance of the year and her Metropolitan Room debut, this special one-night-only concert weaves together Mira’s passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a unique tapestry of sounds and songs (many of which are original) in both English, Arabic and even Hebrew.
A Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira recently shared the stage with Achinoam Nini (Noa) in a one-night-only concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Both singers, individually and together, are passionately committed to the cause of equality and peaceful co-existence between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. Their appearances throughout Israel and Europe, and in India this past summer, have attracted worldwide attention.
Born in Rameh in Galilee to a Palestinian father and a Bulgarian mother, Mira stars on one of Israel’s most popular television shows, Arab Labor, a comedy that tackles the thornier aspects of Jewish and Arab co-existence. She has also appeared on stage in musicals like “My Fair Lady,” in concert, and again on television in a hotly contested season of Israel’s version of Dancing with the Stars. Her debut solo album, “Bahlawan-Acrobat” was released in 2009.