Noa and Gil Dor to Perform in Thousand Oaks, California November 28. International singing star Noa will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2004, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. This one and only Southern California appearance on her North American tour is sponsored by Temple Beth Haverim of Agoura Hills. "We've been trying to get Noa to come here for years," says Cantor Kenny Ellis, of Temple Beth Haverim, who first heard Noa sing in Israel in 1990, and was instrumental in bringing her to Thousand Oaks.
Noa has performed at the Vatican before the Pope, and has toured and sung with rock superstar Sting, who names her one of the world's top musicians in the current issue of Vanity Fair magazine. She sang for Bill Clinton at the White House and was onstage performing at the Tel Aviv peace rally just minutes before Rabin was assassinated in 1995.
Noa has appeared onstage with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow and Quincy Jones, has toured Europe, the United States, Canada, Brazil and Japan, and performed in many renowned concert venues including Carnegie Hall. This international singing star sang the theme song in the Oscar-winning film "Life is Beautiful," has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and has earned many awards for her work.
Noa has performed with other artists and participated in many panels addressing the role of art and artists in helping to bring about peace in the Middle East. She has been named a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations.
A multitalented artist, Noa plays percussion, piano and guitar. Noa says her strongest musical influences have been singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Paul Simon. Ellis describes her music as synthesized folk with a mystical, spiritual quality. "She is the Sarah McLaughlin of Israel," says Ellis, "she has her own unique style. She touches you in a way you've never been touched before."
Noa and her longtime collaborator Gil Dor, have released four highly successful Israeli albums and four international albums, including "Noa" and "Calling" for Geffen Records, "Blue Touches Blue" for Mercury Records, and "Now" for Universal Music.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1969, Noa moved to New York City at the age of 2 and returned to Israel 15 years later. After serving the mandatory two years in the Israeli Army in a military entertainment unit, Noa studied music at the Rimon School where she met Gil Dor. The two have collaborated ever since, combining their individual influences, which includes Noa's Yemenite background.
"Noa and Gil are an incredible team with a natural ability to write music," says Ellis; "we are thrilled that they are coming to perform here."
Tickets range from $36 to $100. For tickets, please call Ticketmaster at (805)583-8700 or Temple Beth Haverim at (818)991-7111.
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