I am so excited at some new products I just added to my store !
Oh wow, you really should check them out :-)
My Shalom-Salam PEACE logo is the main star as always, and now it is also featured on baby bodysuits (Yup! Utter activist cuteness!😀).
There is also a brand new elegant must have back-pack.
All profits from these sales go directly into my music making, so you should know that by buying a Tshirt, a mug or a bag you are directly enabling me to do my art, and I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart!
English rendition of Mira's song Think of others, will be performed by 11 Israeli and Palestinian singers! A unique and rare collaboration in it's grandness.
Mira worked with director Laliv Sivan on producing a video clip for the song, which took around 2 years to complete!
In the photo: Bassam Biroumi, Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), David broza, Noa (Achinoam Nini), Norman Issa, Yossi Tsabari, Mira Awad, Maryam Touqan, Adam Gorlizki & Kobi Farhi.
Highly appraised TV drama Muna only started broadcasting on public Israeli channel 11 on January 7, 2019, but has quickly become a milestone in Israeli TV making.
The story of a Palestinian-Israeli female photographer struggling in the issues of identity has captured Israeli and Palestinian audiences alike, for it's honest capture of the complex reality in which the Arab citizens of Israel live.
TV drama Muna was created by Mira Awad and is based on her life.
Written by Maya Heffner, directed by Ori Sivan and produced by Haim Sharir and Mosh Danon.
The series speaks Hebrew and Arabic, and is translated into both lang...
I always write something on March 8, international women's day. Not because it's the only day that issues concerning women come to mind, but just because on this day there seems to be a bit more chance to come across a listening ear.
This time, allow me to get personal and disclose something I never really articulated out loud.
I consider myself a liberated independent woman, who has seized the reins on her life a long time ago. However, still, in too many occasions in my work and career did I have to resort to tricks and manipulation in order to get things moving in the direction that I wanted them to. I hate manipulation, but I had felt that I was left...
So, I'm packing again, and flying to N.America next week.
This time, I am accompanied by young piano prodigy Guy Mintus. We have been working hard to build a performance with a lot of my new material. I'm excited because this tour has a variety of concerts, never a dull moment. Gainseville and NY are solo concerts with special guest Guy Mintus, Toronto is a joint concert with my dear friends Noa and Gil Dor, the Philadelphia gig is a whole other opera, where I am performing with fellow musicians Ami Yares and Micah Hendler, who share my passion for social change in a concert sponsored by Seeds of Peace and other local organisations for bridge building.
For a few years now, I've been performing a cover of the song Fragile (by Sting) in my concerts. I honestly did not think to record the song, until the New-York Times music critic Steven Holden praised the cover in a review he wrote about a show I gave in NY (Find it under Press). He pointed out how, coming from me, the lyrics stood out: "Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could". I took that to heart and decided to produce the cover. I am so proud of the result!
I musically produced the song together with Ayal Yishay at Papa studios.
When it came to making a video, so many ideas were reviewed until I settled on this one. I directed it myself, A...
Those of you who follow my work, and sometimes roam my website, know that I have a tab dedicated to my Artivism (Projects where I use my art and my public visibility to help promote a cause I believe in.)
Naturally, first, I am an artist. My passion is to create. Whether with music, acting, design, writing, painting, you name it. But along the years, activism gradually started taking a bigger part of my life and career. I am not a politician, I cannot decide on policies and steer governments, but I do believe in grass root change, where people connect with people, on an individual level. People are afraid of what they don't...
"You do know that God gave that land to the Jews, right?"
"I don't consider the bible a history book. Therefore, sorry, I don't."
"The bible is not a history book, it is the word of God."
"Again, I am not seeking to offend your beliefs, but I do not believe in the God you are talking about, and therefore, to me, the bible is a book of mythology, written by man, not a reliable documentation of anything."
"Well, I am sorry for you."
"Oh, you are?", I start to lose my patience.
"Yes, because you cannot see the truth."
"I can see my own truth,"
"There is no truth without HIM", her finger in now pointing to the ceiling.
“You are not a Palestinian Israeli, you are Arab Israeli!”
A female voice pierced the silence in the room. A few members of the crowd sounded murmurs of discontent. And from above the stage I said: “I think I have the right to decide that for myself”.
The crowd applauded.
“No, you don’t!” insisted the woman.
Now the crowd was agitated’ “Of course she does!”,
“You are Arab Israeli!”
“Oh, leave her alone already”, voices in the room started repeating.
“Madame, I do insist it is my right to decide how to define my own identity like it is your right to decide yours.”
The woman stood up and left the room.
A man with a Yamuka shared how identity is imposed...
Standing in a long line, cursing myself for yet again forgetting to renew my Bulgarian passport that would have given me access to the Fast Track. A few steps away from me, the "Fast Track" for EU citizens was totally clear. It looked shiny clean, with all its high tech scanners and automatic glass doors, I could almost hear background music of heavenly angel singing, inviting me there, luring me in, the soundtrack abruptly disrupted by an imaginary electric guitar screech, "No fast track for you today!".
I was trying to calm myself with the thought that maybe all this would be irrelevant anyway when/if/how the UK completes Brexit, when I noticed the per...