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Miri Ben-Ari

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Over the past three years, Miri Ben-Ari has carved out a unique niche as the hip-hop violinist for artists including Jay-Z, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Twista and Kanye West. An iconic name in the Hip-Hop community, Grammy Award Winning Musician, Producer, and Composer Ben Ari will launch her highly anticipated new video and single in the UK September 2006.

Ben-Ari grew up in a small town near Tel-Aviv, Israel, and began her classical music education at a very young age. Coming from humble roots, Ben-Ari’s violin lessons became too expensive for her family. Fortunately, legendary violinist Isaac Stern recommended Ben-Ari for a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation that gave the young prodigy her most treasured possession — her first violin.

After establishing herself as an accomplished and respected jazz musician, Ben-Ari’s interest evolved to R&B and Hip-Hop and her big break came from her standing ovation performance at the world famous Apollo. Her love for the music led her to develop an original style of playing that blends Hip-Hop, urban and classical music. Ben-Ari has written, performed and produced for Kanye West, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Jay-Z, Patti LaBelle, Mya, Britney Spears, Thalia, Joe, Wyclef Jean, 3LW, Dallas Austin, Rahzal, Allure, Twista, Brandy, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez among others.

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