Noa strips down show for UK

ISRAELI singer Noa has announced two UK dates for next year with long-time collaborator and guitarist Gil Dor.

She will be performing at the Arts Theatre in London's West End on March 20 before heading north for a date at Manchester Academy 2 on March 22.

Further dates are expected to be announced soon.

The concerts will feature raw, acoustic versions of the singer's discography, including tracks from her new album Love Medicine.

Noa - born Achinoam Nini - has performed with artists such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Sheryl Crow.

She represented Israel with Palestinian Mira Awad in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest and was invited twice to perform for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

She also performed at two Christmas concerts at the Vatican.

Nine years ago, Noa received one of the most coveted awards for singer-songwriters in Italy, the Luigi Tenco Award, for her achievements in music.

She was also given the honorary title of Cavalliera de la Republica Italiana by Italy's former President Napolitano, and is the recipient of the Chrystal Award of the World Economic Forum, where she was also chosen as a Global Leader of Tomorrow.

Noa, who has also performed at the White House, appeared at the historic peace rally where Yitzchak Rabin was murdered in 1995.

Noa, who has Yemenite roots, also performs regularly with Palestinian artists and has sat on numerous panels and boards addressing peace in the Middle East.

Her peace activities led her to perform at the Rome Colosseum's

first modern concert, Time For Life - A Tribute for Peace.

In 2005, Noa - who is married with three kids - performed at the Live 8 concert and she is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Although she performs regularly with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the UK tour will be a stripped back acoustic performance.


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