Artsbridge, Inc & JCC Greater Boston, Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons Cool Conversations Discussion series present an evening of music and conversation with Mira Awad and Achinoam Nini.
The Artsbridge Changemakers award will be presented to Elias & Laurde Audy and Phil & Lucy Sandler.
About Mira Awad:
Throughout her career, Mira Awad has developed a unique fusion of sounds, combining the East with the West, weaving the Arabic language and it's oriental ornaments with Western harmonies, and bringing together her passions for folk, rock, jazz, Latin music, traditional Middle Eastern and Balkan music into a rich tapestry of sounds, songs and observations. She has collaborated with a wide range of world-famous musicians, from Noa (Achinoam Nini) to hip hop artist Guy Mar and international star Andrea Bocelli. Palestinian by heritage, Israeli by citizenship, Mira learned the balancing act of gender and nationality from an early age. Mira is very much identified with the agenda of dialogue and co-existence among people and with the environment, raising a call for human solidarity everywhere in the world.
About Achinoam Nini:
Achinoam Nini (known also as NOA), Israeli born of Yemenite origin, raised in the US, resides in Israel with her husband and 3 children. She is one of Israel's leading international singer/songwriters. Noa sings in six languages, has collaborated with Symphony Orchestras around the world, and performed in the world's most prestigious venues. Beyond her passionate commitment to music, Noa dedicates much of her time to promoting peace and dialogue between Israel and Palestine and to various social issues.
About Artsbridge, Inc:
Artsbridge brings transformational change to young adults from communities in conflict. Through an innovative approach of dialogue and the creative arts, their unique training model inspires future leaders to work through their differences to develop approaches to complex human problems and create sustainable change within their communities. Participants span beyond Israel and Palestine to include youth from the United States.
About the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series:
The 2017-2018 Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations season puts truth and responsibly under a lens, exploring the pivotal role these tenets play in shaping a just, moral society for all. By examining truth and responsibility across a diverse set of issues, we'll seek answers to critical questions that define us not just as a community, but as a humans in a constantly and rapidly changing world.