PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI STAR MIRA AWAD PERFORMS “ARABIC FUSION” IN PRIME TIME
, a stage and television star in Israel, and an internationally acclaimed Arab-Israeli singer/songwriter returns to the Metropolitan Room for five special nights!
Singing songs that reflect her unique perspective as a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira weaves together her passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a rich tapestry of sounds, songs and observations.
Awad, who sings in English and Arabic (with some Hebrew), and plays guitar, is joined by Avi Fox-Rosen on guitar. Her special guests are the Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza on June 5, American percussionist Shane Shanahan on June 6, and the trumpeter from Luxembourg Ernie Hammes on June 7.
Born in Rameh in Galilee to a Palestinian father and a Bulgarian mother, Awad 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. A highly recognizable figure in Israel, Awad has proven to be a widely liked and persuasive advocate for the cause of equality and peaceful co-existence between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. She concertizes frequently across Europe and Israel. In 2009 she co-wrote the hit song “There Must Be Another Way” with her friend, the singer Achinoam Nini. The song represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, where it was a finalist.