Grammy-Winning Violinist/Producer Miri Ben-Ari is Back with New Single/Video, "Quiet Storm"
Grammy Award-Winning violinist/producer/humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari returns with a Hip Hop masterpiece, the new single “Quiet Storm.” It’s a virtuosic violin performance dedicated to women’s empowerment that plays over a hard Hip Hop beat and the voice of legendary hype man Fatman Scoop. Celebrated as the “Hip Hop Violinist,” she shot the video at the birthplace of the genre, The Bronx.
Ben-Ari says, “This song is about me, being a strong woman, being myself, people say that I look ‘quiet’ but have a ‘storm’ inside me when playing the violin. ‘Quiet Storm’ is the first single on my comeback album, and I wanted to do what I do best: produce original music and bring it down Hip Hop violin style. I am humbled to represent and pioneer a musical genre that influenced so many musicians and artists.”
“Quite Storm” is the first single on Ben-Ari’s upcoming album, Dorel, out in February 2019. The title is her son’s name and in Hebrew it means God’s generation. It will be her first full album since the release of her debut album, The Hip Hop Violinist, which featured such stars as Kanye West, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Pitbull and more.
Originally from Israel, Ben-Ari has created her own unique music; a revolutionary fusion of classical, Hip Hop, Soul and Dance. The classically trained violinist, who once studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern, has helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other Grammy award-winning artists such as Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Akon, Patti Labelle, Brandy, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, and Armin Van Buuren. Her work on Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” earned her a Grammy for Best Rap Song in 2004.
Ben-Ari has not been quiet since her previous album. She has continued to work on her own music and collaborate & produce with artists all over the world. She has a current hit single, “Baila,” with Diamond Platnumz, one of today’s top artists in Africa.
Miri Ben-Ari is more than just a musical talent. She prides herself on her humanitarian efforts as well. She is a Goodwill Ambassador of Music to the United Nations and started her own non-profit organization, the Gedenk Movement, dedicated to educate, raise awareness and encourage self-expression among youth about anti-Semitism, racism and their brutal consequences. Noted as an "Apollo Legend" by the Apollo Theater in New York City, she has performed for both the Clintons and the Obamas, taught children about the violin on Sesame Street, and played numerous high profile events including the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorialin Washington, DC.