Miri Ben-Ari is Grammylicious

Mmm. Taltalim.And basketballicious

First Israeli-native and hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari wins a Grammy for co-writing the Best Rap Song Of The Year, Jesus Walks, with Kanye West. This highlights an already impressive career that began with a 2001 collaboration with Wycleff Jean. Since then she’s played with such notable artists as Jay-Z, Britney Spears and Brandy. Look out for her upcoming album, a solo debut called The Hip Hop Violinist, featuring appearances by West, Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, Scarface, Mya and Lil Mo. You can also read a good interview with her written by Harry in Israel 21c where she discusses her army experience amongst other things.

All that is very cool of course. But then she goes off and performs at the 2005 NBA All Star Game in Denver last Saturday (see pic). Now THAT’s really cool. Um… “Startstruck much?” you might ask? Well geez, who can resist those taltalim (?????? – gorgeous curls)?

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  1. matityahu

    2/20/2005 at 4:16 pm

    I agree curly hair is SOOOOO hot. Any idea when the album comes out?

  2. Roman Levin

    2/20/2005 at 4:18 pm

    Hot violinists rock.

  3. Zevi

    2/21/2005 at 12:23 am

    she is amazing…and her music is good too 😉

  4. Dina

    2/21/2005 at 12:54 am

    Once again, Israeli girls are the hottest they come!

  5. jess

    2/21/2005 at 1:51 pm

    uhh…she looks exactly like the girl on the front of this israeli serum for curly hair ( i have lyk 20 stacked) think its called natural…ne chance?
    anyway she is awwessommme…her skillz r sick

  6. apollo

    3/24/2005 at 1:31 pm

    i’m a great story. i heard about you from miri ben-ari (she is my coustomer, along with britney spears, bjork, nikol kidman, nataly portman and much much more). read about me at apollo braun.com, and interview me before i become too big!

  7. Equipoise

    3/29/2005 at 12:24 pm

    Please I need help. What song did Miri played? What is the name of this song?

  8. mehr2005_m

    10/11/2006 at 9:02 am

    hello…iam requiring many super picture from :nikol kaid ma—and….

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