Mira AWAD & Transit Trio ~ bridging America, Africa and The Middle East
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Mira AWAD & Transit Trio ~ bridging America, Africa and The Middle East

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band World Folk




"A Rainbow of Fragility"

This music, with its entrancing sensuality accentuated by the singer’s guttural crooning, was intensely seductive, and I felt drawn into its mysterious spell. Although her songs can be happy, the predominant mood suggested ancient sorrow built into the music.
Whether expressing a desire for peace and reconciliation or personal longing, Ms. Awad evoked a world of division, of lovers torn apart, of people waiting for the dawn with a complicated mixture of despair and hope. When Ms. Awad explained the songs in English or translated passages, the sentiments tended to sound banal. But when she sang in Arabic, primal feelings that may be impossible to translate into any language came to the fore. - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Poetry from the Mediterranean"

Musician Mira Awad is a defining force within the connective tissue of the play. With voice, drum, and wind instruments, Awad is not so much a guide but a storyteller. Her melodies present the conflicts and experiences of living in the region as well as comment on the action of the action of the play. Awad’s voice is earthy, rich, and deeply grounded. The performance of her original music is affirming and sometimes haunting. With every lilt and bellow, we were asked to see the refugees torn by their journey. - Marcina Zaccaria, Theater Pizzazz


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Mira Awad is a powerful singer, songwriter and actress, born in a village in the north of Israel to an Arab father and Bulgarian mother. Singing from a young age, she grew into jazz, folk and pop, signed to Sony Spain, recorded, toured with Noa, David Broza and The Idan Reichel Porject, and then went completely independent. Awad developed a unique fusion of World sounds, combining the East with the West, weaving the Arabic language and its oriental ornaments with Western harmonies; creating a rich tapestry.  She makes World Music across many styles and without borders.

Joca Perpignan is Transit Trio's percussionist/vocalist, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) with a multicultural background and over 20 years of international musical experience. At the age of 15 Joca moved to Tel-Aviv and has developed a successful career in both countries, Brazil and Israel. Lately released his second solo album Manso Balanco.

Marc Kakon (guitarist/vocalist) was born in Casablanca, Morocco.  Marc is the guitarist for The Idan Raichel Project and was co-producer on Joca Perpignan's album Manso Balanco, also producing a world music project with his wife Lital Gabai.

The three artists joined forces in Transit Trio to create a very unique and upbeat collaboration, where they perform material from their separate repertoires in special arrangements. The fun and dynamic concert is a remarkable fusion of all their sounds and languages put together: The energetic Moroccan beats, the ever winding Arabic melodies, the joyful Brazilian Bossa novas, and much more. A true a musical bridge between South America , North Africa and the Middle East.

Band Members