Music Review

" This music, with its entrancing sensuality accentuated by the singer’s guttural crooning, was intensely seductive, and I felt drawn into its mysterious spell. Although her songs can be happy, the predominant mood suggested ancient sorrow built into the music.
Whether expressing a desire for peace and reconciliation or personal longing, Ms. Awad evoked a world of division, of lovers torn apart, of people waiting for the dawn with a complicated mixture of despair and hope. When Ms. Awad explained the songs in English or translated passages, the sentiments tended to sound banal. But when she sang in Arabic, primal feelings that may be impossible to translate into any language came to the fore."

 

Stephen Holden, the New-York Times.

Music Review

" Musician Mira Awad is a defining force within the connective tissue of the play.  With voice, drum, and wind instruments, Awad is not so much a guide but a storyteller.  Her melodies present the conflicts and experiences of living in the region as well as comment on the action of the action of the play.  Awad’s voice is earthy, rich, and deeply grounded.  The performance of her original music is affirming and sometimes haunting.  With every lilt and bellow, we were asked to see the refugees torn by their journey."

 

Marcina Zaccaria, Theater Pizzazz.

Interview

" Each side wants me to align myself with them," she says in her small Tel Aviv flat. "Israelis would like me to show alliance with the Israeli state, to prove my loyalty. On the other side, I have to prove my loyalty to the Palestinians who ask if I have forgotten my father was kicked out of his village in 1948.

"I'm tired of being cornered all the time, of having to explain myself. Most of the time I'm making both sides unhappy because I don't do what they want. But I don't live in a black-and-white world. This place is very complicated. "

 

Harriet Sherwood, the Observer.

Interview

"Much of the population just want to live a normal life without worrying about war and oppression. With all the joy and pain it's still my home. I really care for the destiny of that small place. Otherwise I would have packed and gone."

 

Gabriel, Herman, The Sofia Echo

Video Inteviews Gallery

Hebrew

English

Using music to bridge the Israeli-Palestinian divide,

Mira Awad and David Broza on Fusion TV, Miami.

Arabic

Media & Campaigns

Mira Awad's Shalom-Salam T-Shirt

Mira Awad's Shalom-Salam T-Shirt

Mira Awad with band members Gadi Seri and Shay Alon, in Peace T-Shirts designed by Mira Awad. Mira Awad Shalom Salam peace Tshirt, the word Peace written both in Arabic and Hebrew, is sold on www.mitrabymira.com חולצת השלום של מירה עווד, נמכרת באתר www.mitrabymira.com

Mira Awad against violence

Mira Awad against violence

"No to violence" is a foundation that is trying to fight the epidemic of domestic violence practiced against women. This photo is from an exhibition by author and photographer Lihi Lapid called "My safe place" where each participant was asked to portray her safe place, I wrote: "My safe place is music. I tell it everything, I spill my pain into it, and it never ever judges nor undermines me”.

Mira Awad on TEDx

Mira Awad on TEDx

Mira Awad's talk on TEDxHIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iqZzi9mj4M

Mira Awad in photo shoot

Mira Awad in photo shoot

Mira Awad in photo shoot for Olam haisha magazine. photo by: Ziv Sade

Mira Awad for GreenPeace

Mira Awad for GreenPeace

Mira Awad in front of her portrait in a GreenPeace campaign against pollution.

Mira Awad in Peace rally

Mira Awad in Peace rally

Mira Awad singing in peace rally in support of a two state solution.

Mira Awad  at celebrity event

Mira Awad at celebrity event

Mira Awad with YaLa young leaders

Mira Awad with YaLa young leaders

YaLa young leaders fb page : https://www.facebook.com/yalaYL?fref=photo

Mira Awad in Pnai Plus Magazine

Mira Awad in Pnai Plus Magazine

Mira Awad Cover

Mira Awad Cover

Mira Awad on cover of Zmanim Bri'im magazine (Healthy Times)

Mira Awad for the animals

Mira Awad for the animals

Mira Awad in a campaign for adopting animals.

Mira Awad in Protest

Mira Awad in Protest

Join Mira Awad's protest against discriminative airport security checkups! the T-shirt says :"I packed alone". as an answer to the most common question asked in airport security check. due to the Profiling system in Israeli security, Arabs are among those who suffer the most from humiliating and invasive questioning and searches. Mira created a badge with the same phrase, click the link to go add it to your own profile pic.

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Mira Awad in photo shoot

Mira Awad in photo shoot for Olam haisha magazine. photo by: Ziv Sade