MIRIAM TOUKAN - VOCALIST
Miriam Toukan ( مريم طوقان ), Arabic SINGER, SONG WRITER, LAWYER, a MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST and PEACE ACTIVIST, engaged in peace activism, human rights, marches and social activities since her youth through her musical and law career.Born in I’billin, a palestinian village in the Galilee north of Israel to a palestinian christian family.
She combines in her repertoire the Arabic music from home, influenced by Fayrouz, Majidah al roumi, Laylah Murad and Farid al atrash, with modern influences from her journey in the world, and from listening to her favorite singers like Rita, Zohar argov, Luciano Pavarotti, Sinead O'connor ... The souls of East and West presented by the mixed identity of Miriam Toukan open hearts and cross boundaries. Miriam also collaborated with a wide range of world and local famous musicians like Gheorghe Zamfir, Alon Ole’archick and many others. Nowadays Miriam is working on her new project "Kites under the rainbow ", that is suppose to be released in 2020, and a new album, five singles are already released.
IDAN TOLEDANO - GUITAR, OUD
IDAN TOLEDANO is a versatile musician, producer and composer. performs on guitar, oud, and string instruments. Toledano writes and arranges music for theater and movies, and is the artistic director of the Arab Jewish women's choir RANA in Jaffa. Jaffa. Idan holds a BA in Music and Education from the Haifa University, and went on to specialize in Flamenco playing in Sevilia, Spain. Idan is playing and touring with different music ensembles in Israel and abroad, among them played as a solist with The Israeli Andalucian Orquestra and the artists: David Broza, Peter Yarrow, Chava Alberstein, Bobby McFerrin and many more. Visit: www.idantoledano.com
DR. RACHELI GALAY - CELLO
RACHELI GALAY is an international cellist, performing as soloist and conductor. In her repertoire she combines a wide range of styles, from the Baroque to contemporary, Jewish music and improvisation. Racheli holds a Doctorate in cello performance from Northwestern University and a MM in cello from Indiana University. Some highlights: solo performances with the Zagreb and Lublin Philharmonic orchestras, recitals in prestigious venues around the world. Dr. Galay is on the faculty of Washington College (Israel) and Levinsky College, and is involved in music education projects in Israel. Visit: www.racheligalay.com
NOA VAX - PERCUSSION
NOA VAX, percussion artist that specializes in playing and teaching Mediterranean instruments. Noa is the creator of the project "Granny Memi" that combines video art clips of her grandmother singing in Turk and Ladino along with musical material inspired by Ladino songs and the musical culture of South India. She performs also in "Istiklal Trio" playing Turkish and Oriental music and "Kadola" that plays original Jazz-ethnic material. She performed with such artists as Lea Shabat, Ahuva Ozeri and Shlomi Saranga.