Music and Performing Experience

2015: Performed at the National Concert Hall in Dublin a complete set of my compositions.

2014: Performed in Africa Day Festival in Dublin with Newpark’s Latin band.

2012: Voice Coach at “Al Mashghal” – Arab Center for Arts and Culture in Haifa. 2012: Performed at TEDx Nazareth alongside Toot Ard band.

2011–2012: Lead singer in the Rimon School’s Duke Ellington Ensemble, performing the great work of Ellington in multiple performances on and off campus.

2010-2011: Founder and lead singer of Rouge Ensemble. o Managed a band of 5 musicians.

Performed in various cities including Haifa and Nazareth.

Played arrangements of blues, jazz, bossa nova and funk tunes.

2009-2010: Member of Rimon School Brazil Ensemble, and had a great experience with a wide variety of Brazilian repertoire.

 

Music Skills

  • Composition - knowledge in Harmony, chord progressions, sequencing, and dramatic build up.

  • Arranging - Knowledge in various voicing methods, arranging for a big band and for a small

    ensemble.

  • Singing technique - trained under great voice teachers such as Sarah Buechi and Lisa Hasler and

    gained great control and understanding of vocal technique.

  • Rhythmic understanding - Rhythmic training of odd meters, and the Indian method of Adi Tala.

  • Music sight reading.

  • Languages - Capable of singing in Arabic, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

    Education

    2012 – 2015: Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance at Newpark Music Center in Dublin, Ireland.

  • 2009 – 2012: Studied towards a certificate in Jazz Performance at Rimon School of Jazz and

    Contemporary Music.
    2004 – 2008: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Special Education combined degree from Tel-Aviv University.

    Languages

  • Arabic – Mother tongue.

  • English – Full proficiency.

  • Hebrew – Full proficiency.

  • Spanish – Conversational fluency.

    Press Mentions

  • Indiepush - named by Indiepush as one of the top 10 promising MENA artists for 2015.

  • https://indiepush.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/39/ , May 2015.

  • triplew.me – named “Fuqaati (My Bubble)” as one of the best 10 songs in the alternative Arabic

    music scene for 2014. http://www.triplew.me/ar/news/best-tracks-2014.html

  • beehy.pe – named “Fuqaati (My Bubble)” as one of the best tracks of 2014 in the Middle East

    region. http://beehy.pe/best-of-2014/middle-east/

  • Arabology, a podcast and blog by Dr. Ramzi Salti – listed “Fuqaati (My Bubble)” as one of the top 20 Alternative Arabic Video Music Clips of 2014.