4 items by Loolwa Khazzoom

  • Miri Ben-Ari Takes Hip-Hop Violin to the Top

    Miri Ben-Ari Takes Hip-Hop Violin to the Top | ARTICLE

    You don't expect to find a totally instrumental, violin-dominated single in the Top Twenty on Billboard's Hot Singles chart. But "Symphony of Brotherhood," the new single from Miri Ben-Ari (a.k.a. the Hip-Hop Violinist), is just that. Featuring...

    July 13, 2006 5:05 PM ET
  • Kanye West Violinist Miri Ben-Ari Debuts

    Kanye West Violinist Miri Ben-Ari Debuts | ARTICLE

    "People don't look at me as a rebel," says hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari. "They look at me as a pioneer. I've got a whole new school of violinists after me -- it's so cool!" Classically trained, Ben-Ari has...

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Israeli Hip-Hop Takes U.S.

    Israeli Hip-Hop Takes U.S. | ARTICLE

    At their recent Berkeley performance, the fifth stop on their American tour, Israel's chart-topping hip-hoppers Hadag Nahash found themselves performing to a sold-out crowd of 750, with a huge crowd left outside University of California's Wheeler Auditorium, disappointed. "It was surprising," says...

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Hip-Hop Thrives in Israel

    Hip-Hop Thrives in Israel | ARTICLE

    They strutted onstage much as any hip-hop artists would, two buff young men sporting the requisite bandanas, baseball caps, jerseys and baggy pants. "Are you wearing a Star of David proudly on your chest?" Subliminal bellowed into...

    July 8, 2003 12:00 AM ET