Mira Awad

Last Chance: Palestinian-Israeli Harmony … At The Metropolitan Room

Peace seemed not only possible, but was palpable this week at the Metropolitan Room as Mira Awad sang her own compositions in Arabic, Hebrew and English. Her words are earthy, her voice transcendent and the yearning for something better remains in the air.

Mira Awad is an Arab-Israeli performer. Nanni Fontana

Arab-Israeli Vocalist Blends Genres, Cultures

06/03/2013 - 20:00
Book Critic

At first, Mira Awad didn’t want to be thought of as a bridge between cultures. The Palestinian-Israeli singer and songwriter grew up in an Arab village in the Galilee, studied music in Tel Aviv and has written and performed with musicians of many backgrounds. She felt the weight of being an Arab in Israel who moved between cultures.

Originally reluctant to call herself a bridge between Arabs and Jews, Mira Awad now embraces the term. Nanni Fontana
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