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Miri Ben-Ari, WJMF closing, Washington, DC, 11 Jun 2009

The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip-Hop Violinist
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
June 11, 8:00 pm
Followed by a Closing Night Party

Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy award-winning violinist from Israel, has created her own unique sound by a revolutionary fusion of classical style with jazz, R&B and hip hop. She has been recognized as a musical pioneer. This classically trained musician has helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other Grammy award-winning artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson and John Legend among others.

She studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern and has earned the honor from New York's Apollo Theater as an “Apollo Legend.” She is known as “The Hip Hop Violinist,” the title of her latest album on Universal Records.

Miri Ben-Ari was honored as one of Jewish Women International's "Women To Watch" in 2007. She received the 2008 Israel Film Festival Visionary Award, and she is the first Israeli to receive the Martin Luther King Award from Israeli President, Shimon Peres.

Miri Ben-Ari is the CEO and co-founder of Gedenk ("Remember"), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness among young people about the Holocaust.

“Miri’s playing is wonderful, beautiful, exquisite, unpredictable, original and spontaneous.”
—Wynton Marsalis

“Miri Ben-Ari is to hip-hop now what Miles Davis was to Jazz back in the day! She’s re-inventing a whole new hip-hop sound!”
—Kanye West

Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel, The Hip-Hop Theater Festival in Washington, DC July 6 -11, 2009 and Liberated Muse Productions, presenters of the 2009 Capital Hip-Hop Soul Fest on July 25, 2009
If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

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