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You need only hear her first name. Sort of like Cher. But of Yemenite descent. And Israeli.
Noa, as she’s known to fans worldwide, will perform two shows on March 21 and 22 at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.
“She completely engages with the audience,” said Sam Lauter, 43, who saw Noa when she was last in San Francisco in 1997. “She so clearly loves what she’s doing, and you end up feeling that during the concert.”
Music lovers around the globe apparently share Lauter’s feelings. Better known in her home country by her full name, Achinoam Nini, the curly-haired, olive-skinned beauty has fans in the Middle East, Europe and North America. She’s developed an especially big following in Italy.
In an intimate setting in the Loft at the Tribeca Grill in New York City, Achinoam Nini, the singer known as Noa, and performance partner Gil Dor, presented the first in a series of concerts designed to celebrate Israel’s 60th anniversary.
A concert sung by NOA is an experience in vocal diversity. Singing in English and Hebrew, Noa is the consummate performer. Her melodies exhibit wide stylistic diversity, with clear influences from the Yemenite tradition, references to the melodies of prayer, and melodies influenced by Hebrew and American folk music, classic musical forms and contemporary Israeli strains. This exciting, yet gracious performer has been composing, creating both music and lyrics, since childhood. “Music,’ she says “is a most important part of my identity.” Her lyrics are written largely in English: as the basis for her Hebrew songs, she often turns to poetry, generally by Israeli woman poets, as well as the lyrical creations of musical partner Gil Dor...