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  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Besides being a singer-songwriter, Avital Raz is also a highly trained and active performer of both Western Early music and Indian classical music.
She was recently introduced, on "the voice of music" radio, during a live performance, as one of the most interesting and versatile artists active in Israel today.
Avital's lyrics are daring and eccentric. Her unique composing and singing styles blend the diverse musical traditions she studied rigorously.
Borne in Jerusalem to American parents, Avital studied both singing and composition at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of music and dance (B.mus).
In her early twenties she moved to India and studied Druphad - The oldest form of north Indian classical music for six years under prof. Ritwik Sanyal of Benares Hindu University. Now she performs her own material which is of mostly dark, alternative, folksy, Indian-influenced nature. Recently she has independently released her second EP entitled Skin & feathers. Her debut EP "Strange Love Songs" was released one year earlier. In 2004 she recorded a full album of songs based on James Joyce's Chamber Music poem cycle with Indian and Israeli musicians, but is unable to release it till 2011 due to the copyright protection laws on James Joyce's work.
She is the soloist of "Ritmo Anima" early music ensemble, gives frequent concerts and workshops of Indian classical music, is soloist and co-writer in "Voices of the Levites" -an avant garde rock project and is a new member of faculty at "Musrara" - The Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music. Shortly Avital will release a full length album produced by multi-instrumentalist Gai Sherf entitled "Infidelity".

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Comments (23)Comments (23)

  • geronimodeleon's picture
    : )
    Left by geronimodeleon, on Aug 8, 2010 - 14:43
    Just dropping by to say hey!
    All the best for you and yours!
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    Voices of the Levites video
    Left by geronimodeleon, on Mar 22, 2010 - 1:21
    I was thinking to ask you whether images of the Voices of the Levites instruments had been posted, and decided to a search before asking.

    The doc posted on YouTube was a nice find!


    Is this still an active project?
    If so are you still active in it?

    Regarding Angels I really enjoy : )
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      Left by Avital Raz, on Mar 22, 2010 - 2:00
      Here we are I found it. It's an active project but not too active. we perform about once a month. so far only in Israel but would really like to take it other places...
      thanks :)
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        Voices of the Levites on the road
        Left by geronimodeleon, on Mar 22, 2010 - 11:05
        I'll endeavor to track, but would you try to notify me if Voices of the Levites go on the Road?
        I'd also like to know of your schedule, especially if it ever goes "stateside."

        I'd love to make it to Israel,
        but barring the unforseen (always possible)
        I don't see that in the near future.
        In any case, blessings for you and yours!
  • zenfira's picture
    Such a beauty!
    Left by zenfira, on Mar 9, 2010 - 6:46
    thanks for Regarding Angels...you definitely sound like one!
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    Such
    Left by Sally, on Mar 5, 2010 - 0:38
    a joy to start the day with a new song from you. Regarding Angels is splendid!
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    Left by Sacagawea, on Feb 21, 2010 - 14:03
    Your songs are beautiful. So I ordered today the album Strange Love Songs. Can't wait until it arrives.
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  • zenfira's picture
    Downloading tracks
    Left by zenfira, on Feb 18, 2010 - 4:48
    Hi Avital, some songs can be downloaded, some can't. If you click on a song you want to download you get to a page where you see the song again and if there is an icon (a floppy disc)that means you can download it (by clicking on it). Hope that helped you out. Sorry for my late reply! Looking forward to hear your new album in a few weeks. Take care! *hugs*
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  • geronimodeleon's picture
    Thanks
    Left by geronimodeleon, on Feb 16, 2010 - 21:38
    Its good to see you here!
    Thanks for the add.
    Blessings : )
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  • zenfira's picture
    Thank you
    Left by zenfira, on Feb 15, 2010 - 7:48
    for the 2 gorgeous tracks you uploaded! Makes me happy!
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  • Left by Rafael, on Feb 13, 2010 - 11:51
    didn't know you were here!! so nice to see you again. :)
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    Left by Sacagawea, on Feb 6, 2010 - 13:00
    Very nice to find you here!!
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      Left by Avital Raz, on Feb 6, 2010 - 13:42
      thank you. not sure how it works yet. I couldn't figure out how to comunicate with anyone on that new layout. nice to find you here too.
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      Left by Avital Raz, on Jun 16, 2010 - 1:17
      Hey, I just saw your comment on cdbaby, my first ever, thanks allot. :)
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