Tuesday, 2020 February 4th 7.00 pm
Great Guild hall
NOA - etno diva
Noa`s (Achionam Nini) biography is worth of a good novel: Israeli`s leading international artist, born in Yemeni family in Israel and raised in New York, USA. After return to Israel, NOA served for two years in Israeli army and studied music at the Rimon School after, where she met her long-time partner and collaborator Gil Dor.
Noa’s strongest influences come from the singer-songwriters of the 60s, like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. These musical and lyrical sensibilities, combined with Noa’s Yemenite roots and Gil Dor’s strong background in Jazz, Classical and Rock, have created Noa and Gil’s unique sound, manifested in hundreds of songs written and performed together. Noa plays percussion, guitar and piano.
In 1998, Noa recorded the part of Esmeralda in French for the original soundtrack of the multi-Platinum selling “Notre Dame de Paris”. Her song ‘Babel’, written in English, French and Hebrew as theme song for the Gerard Pullicino movie of the same name, topped the charts in France the following year. Noa collaborated with French composer Eric Serra on two songs for film: ‘the experience of love’ from the James Bond film ‘Goldeneye’, and the song ‘my heart calling’ from the Luc Besson film “Joan of Arc”.