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Achinoam Nini

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Achinoam Nini
Noa (2012)
Background information
Birth nameAchinoam Nini
Forby kent asNoa
Born (1969-06-23) 23 Juin 1969 (age 55)
Tel Aviv, Israel
GenresPop, world, Ebreu, jazz, blues
Years active1990–present
LabelsNMC, Geffen Records, Universal Records
Associate actsPat Metheny
WabsteidOfficial website

Achinoam Nini (Ebreu: אחינועם ניני‬; Aẖinóʻam Nini; born 23 Juin 1969), kent ootside o Israel as Noa, is an Israeli sangster.[1] She is accompaniet bi guitarist Gil Dor an aften plays the conga drum as she sings.[2]

Biografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born in Tel Aviv tae a Yemeni-Jewish faimily, Noa livit in New York Ceety frae age 2.[3] She attended SAR Academy primar schuil, an the Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Upper School o Ramaz School, an remained in New York till her return tae Israel alane at the age o 16.[4] Efter servin the mandatory twa years in the Israeli Airmy in a militar enterteenment unit, Noa studiet muisic at the Rimon Schuil, whaur she met her lang-time pairtner an collaborator Gil Dor. She is marriet tae Asher Barak, a pediatrician. They hae three childer, Ayehli, Eyneha an Yum.

Muisic career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Noa haes performit in Carnegie Hall an Avery Fisher Hall in New York Ceety, Olympia in Paris, Roum's Colosseum, The Barbican in Lunnon, Zellerbach Auditorium in San Francisco, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Montreux Jazz Festival an Paleo Music festival in Swisserland, Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the North Sea Jazz Festival an Carre Auditorium in the Netherlands an the Stockholm Water Festival in Swaden, as well as numerous successful tours o major venues an festivals throuoot Europe, the USA, Canadae, Brazil an Japan.

Noa haes recordit sangs in Arabic, Inglis, French, Galicie, Ebreu, Hindi, Italian, Spainyie, Thai an Yemenite.

Noa an Gil Dor hae haed various ensembles syne their early days as a acoustic duet but their maist lang livit muisical relationship has been wi the notit percussionist Zohar Fresco. The three hae played hunders o concerts thegither aw over the warld. The ensembles vary frae album tae album rangin frae rhythm section throu Solis String Quartet an up tae symphonic tours. Noa's muisic is maist prominently influencit bi the sangster-sangwriters o the 60s, such as Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, an James Taylor. These muisical an leerical sensibilities, combined wi Noa's Yemenite ruits an Gil Dor's strang backgrund in jazz, clessical, kintra an rock, hae creatit Noa an Gil Dor's unique soond, manifestit in hunders o sangs written an performit thegither. Noa plays percussion, guitar an piano.

In 1994, Noa performit the Inglis version o Ave Maria for a live audience o 100,000 an a TV audience o millions at the culmination event o the International Year of the Family at the Vatican, Roum, Italy, witnessed bi Pape John Paul II.

Noa an Gil Dor hae performit on numerous occasions wi the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. They recordit a album wi thaim durin a live performance at Tel Aviv's Mann auditorium in 1997. Ower the years their symphonic projects hae multiplee'd, includin concerts wi Symphony Orchestras frae Lille, Messina, Parma, Murcia, Firenze Symphony.

In September 2003, Noa performed a vocal wirk entitled L'isola della Luce (efter the Greek island on which it wis performit) written bi Nicola Piovani especially for her. The wirk wis commissioned bi the Cultural Olympics Committee in Athens.

On 1 Mey 2004, Noa an Gil Dor, thegither wi the notit Israeli rhythm an dance troupe Mayumana, gave a joint performance atween the twa feenal games o the Euroleague basketbaw championship, broadcast tae thoosans o televeesion viewers aroond the warld.

Thegither wi Arab-Israeli sangster Mira Awad, representit her kintra at Eurovision Song Contest 2009 wi the sang There Must Be Another Way, qualifyin tae the feenal frae the first semi feenal an eventually feenishin in 16t place.[5]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ower the span o their 15-year career thegither, Gil an Noa hae written an producit 3 hugely successful Israeli albums: "Achinoam Nini and Gil Dor Live", "Achinoam Nini and Gil Dor" (kent as "Rachel and Leah" an aw), an "Achinoam Nini". Their five internaitional albums are, "Noa" (producit bi Pat Metheny) an "Calling" (producit bi Rupert Hine) for Geffen records, "Blue Touches Blue" (producit bi Mike Hedges) for Mercury Records, "Now" (producit bi Gil Dor & Yoad Nevo) an "Genes & Jeans" (producit bi Gil Dor) for Universal Music. In addeetion, Noa haes recordit a live album wi the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, an a live CD an DVD wi The Solis String Quartet. Thare are various compilations available an aw.

  • Achinoam Nini and Gil Dor Live (Julie 1991)
  • Achinoam Nini and Gil Dor (September 1993)
  • Noa (Mairch 1994)
  • Calling (Mey 1996)
  • Achinoam Nini (Apryle 1997)
  • Achinoam Nini & the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Apryle 1998)
  • Blue Touches Blue (Mairch 2000)
  • First Collection (Mairch 2001)
  • Now (September 2002)
  • Noa Gold (October 2003)
  • Noa Live - DVD/Double CD with the Solis Quartet (October 2005)
  • Genes & Jeans (Apryle 2008)
  • There Must Be Another Way (2009)
  • Noapolis - Noa Sings Napoli (2011)

FAO ambassador[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 16 October 2003, Noa wis nominatit Goodwill Ambassador o the Fuid an Agricultur Organisation o the Unitit Naitions (FAO).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Achinoam Nini". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 Apryle 2010.
  2. A little bit of Berklee in Tel Aviv Archived 2014-06-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Noa's biography". Goldenland.com. Archived frae the original on 17 November 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  4. Still optimistic about peace Archived 2013-12-29 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Arab-Jewish singing duo go to Eurovision on sour note". jweekly.com. 7 Mey 2009.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Awairds an achievements
Precedit bi
wi The Fire In Your Eyes
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
(wi Mira Awad)
Succeedit bi
Harel Ska’at
wi Milim