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#PickoftheWeek | Popular Israeli singer to perform in Flushing on Sunday
One of Israel’s most accomplished cultural icons is about to rock Queens.
Achinoam Nini, who is better known as “Noa,” will perform at the Free Synagogue of Flushing on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 pm.
With a unique sound that mixes Jazz and Classical with Rock ‘n’ Roll, Noa has released more than 15 albums with her longstanding collaborator, guitarist Gil Dor. Her style recalls American folk music from the 1960s and 1970s with lyrics that promote peace and contemplate social issues.
Prolific and always traveling, Noa has shared stages with such stars as Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Carlos Santana, and Stevie Wonder. (She’s even performed at the Vatican and the White House.) She often plays the conga on stage, and she sings in six languages: Arabic; English; French; Hebrew; Italian; and Spanish.
In her spare time, Noa volunteers for agencies that promote peace and dialogue between Israel and Palestine. She has collaborated with musicians from the Arab world on various occasions and she’s Israel’s Good Will Ambassador for the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
Born in Israel to a Yemenite Jewish family, Noa moved to New York City with her family at age two. She returned to Israel while a teenager and served in the Israel Defense Forces before accelerating her music career.
Tickets are $36. The Free Synagogue of Flushing is located at 136-23 Sanford Ave.
Images: Achinoam Nini
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