Riff Cohen

Riff Cohen

BandWorldPop


The album, includes 14 tracks, four of which are in Hebrew, one in Nubian and the rest in French.
The album reveals a complete picture of the vast musical world of one of Israel's most intriguing young music composers - an oriental urban album that deals with the new cosmopolitan culture.

Biography

Riff is a rare combination of Beauty, talent, simplicity, modesty and joy. Although having only 26 years her music is very mature,sometimes dramatic and even dark.
A graduate of the University of Tel Aviv section of musicology, she is influenced by composers who do not necessarily come from the field of popular music such as Monteverdi and Meira Asher. But her influences are deeply rooted in popular music from Sudan, Marocco, france, americana…..

Her great inspiration was her grandmother Fortunée, illiterate woman from the island of Djerba in Tunisia. Riff has learned French by her mother who came from France to Israel.
Since the age of 8, Riff has been composing and singing her own songs and poems. She currently lives and works as a composer, singer, and songwriter in Tel Aviv
Riff’s music corresponds with a wide variety of genres and sounds. The oriental sources are expressed in the rhythm, taken from original North African music, like Rai and Gnawa, mixed and rearranged in coherence with Riff ‘s fresh vision of original music, transformed into kicking rock combined with the basic Trinity - guitar \ bass \ drums. That, together with her exceptional performance, naturally expressing authentic tenderness and difficulty, flirting and prayer, cry and joy - A PARIS is an emotional experience, embodied in a complete musical work.
From the press:
"The most exciting guest of the evening was the young singer Riff Cohen (...), and if you had to summarize the impression she made in one word, it would be "Wow." Such a good mix of talent, charm, sweetness, nastiness and pop, with a hint of French-Arabic, has not been seen on an Israeli stage in a long time "
Ben Shalev - Haaretz july 2011

"Whoever saw her perform (...) witnessed an unusual and charming stage presence, accompanied with a fine musical ensemble. Most impressive were her songs, which feature strong melodies with jazz tempos, along with influences from rock and other genres"
Nadav Hollander - Haaretz August 2011

Discography

"A Paris" : Septembre 2012 in Israel
"A Paris" : April 2013 in France

Set List

DANS MON QUARTIER

UNE FEMME ASSISE

JEAN QUI RIT JEAN QUI PLEURE

TAKASSIM

A PARIS

LA SALAM

BAMBINO

SUR LE MACADAM

JE COURS

LES GITANS

MESHOH BEGUFI

J’AIME

ROTZA PRAHIM

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CHUT

TZAMA NAFSHI

HINE HAOR

A PARIS