Mira Awad is a Singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Rameh village in the Galilee, to a Palestinian father and Bulgarian mother, she studied at the Rimon School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and currently is living in Tel-Aviv.
Mira is a multidisciplinary international performer, she released two solo albums, and collaborated with many international artists: Noa, Idan Raichel, Andrea Boccelli, Bobby Mc’Ferrin and more. Throughout her career, Mira developed a unique fusion of sounds, combining the East with the West, weaving the Arabic language and it’s oriental ornaments with Western harmonies, thus creating a rich tapestry of sounds. She makes World Music that combines many styles and sounds. Together with Noa, Mira, represented Israel in the Eurovision song contest 2009 with the duet There must be another way. She also won the Best music award in the Masrahid monodrama contest 2010, for music she composed for the theatre play Not Noah’s Ark. Additionally she won Composer of the year award for the music she composed for the theatre piece Eyes based on texts by the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. She is also a Tedx Talk speaker.
As an actress, Mira participated in numerous theatre productions, she hosted several tv shows, and currently starred on the high rated series “Arab Labor”. She established her own world music label called LabelFree, and also writes music for theatre and film. She teaches stage performance and gives creativity and self-expression workshops, Mira is very much identified with the agenda of dialogue and co-existence, she is a relentless peace activist, and believes in anti-violence activity to build bridges towards resolutions.