by Elizabeth Mandel

Singing Together for Pleasure and Peace

One of Israel’s most popular vocal artists, Noa appeared at New York’s 92nd Street Y in April as part of an eight-city U.S. tour — a homecoming of sorts for the singer known in Israel by her full name, Achinoam Nini. Born in 1969 to a Yemenite Israeli family, Noa lived in New York from two until 17. She returned to her native Israel to join the entertainment unit of the Israeli army, met her long-time music partner and collaborator Gil Dor, and skyrocketed into popularity in Israel and Europe.

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