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Mira Awad, NYC, 5 Jun, 2013

Mira AwadMira Awad "Arabic Fusion"

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7pm
Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

Tix: $20 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440 or to order online visit www.metropolitanroom.com

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 Shai Alon on guitar.

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.

Awad has also starred on stage in musicals like “My Fair Lady,” 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.

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