Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip-Hop Violinist
8:00 pm | Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
Followed by a Closing Night Party
TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE, BUT THERE ARE A FEW TICKETS BEING SOLD AT THE DOOR AT 7:15 PM.
Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy award-winning violinist from Israel, has created her own unique sound by a revolutionary fusion of classical style with jazz, R&B and hip hop. She has been recognized as a musical pioneer. This classically trained musician has helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other Grammy award-winning artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson and John Legend among others.
She studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern and has earned the honor from New York's Apollo Theater as an “Apollo Legend.” She is known as “The Hip Hop Violinist,” the title of her latest album on Universal Records.
Miri Ben-Ari was honored as one of Jewish Women International's "Women To Watch" in 2007. She received the 2008 Israel Film Festival Visionary Award, and she is the first Israeli to receive the Martin Luther King Award from Israeli President, Shimon Peres.
Miri Ben-Ari is the CEO and co-founder of Gedenk ("Remember"), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness among young people about the Holocaust.
“Miri’s playing is wonderful, beautiful, exquisite, unpredictable, original and spontaneous.”
“Miri Ben-Ari is to hip-hop now what Miles Davis was to Jazz back in the day! She’s re-inventing a whole new hip-hop sound!”
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel, The Hip-Hop Theater Festival in Washington, DC July 6 -11, 2009 and Liberated Muse Productions, presenters of the 2009 Capital Hip-Hop Soul Fest on July 25, 2009