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Top Israeli singer-songwriter NOA performs in Hong Kong as part of her Asian tour E-mail

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day, a special concert was presented in Hong Kong on 22 April at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre.

Multi-talented Israeli singer, songwriter and percussionist Achinoam Nini, commonly known as NOA, performed a collection of her songs in English, Hebrew, Yemenite and Mandarin. She was accompanied by well renowned guitarist Gil Dor her long time partner and collaborator.

The event was presented by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong with support from LKF X Cite and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. In special attendance for the two-hour concert was Carrie Lam Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government.

NOA totally wooed the audiences with her angelic voice and percussion talent. Performing a fusion of Yemenite, Hebrew, opera and blues, Noa explained her songwriting in interludes before each section of the concert. Her improvisation and adaptations of works, ranging from pieces by classical composers such as Bach to modern-day songs, were truly remarkable. Her powerful voice and her percussion improvisation on the conga drums kept the audience captivated. One of the highlights was when she sang The Moon Represents My Heart, a classic Chinese love song, in Mandarin and in Hebrew her own lyrics translation probably the first Hebrew version.

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Photo exhibition in Nepal Print E-mail

Israel’s Embassy in Nepal, in co-operation with Tevel b’Tzedek, celebrated the 70th anniversary of Independence of the State of Israel on 19 April with a photo exhibition.

Photos of various development activities carried out by Israeli volunteers from Tevel b’ Tzedek in communities in Nepal were displayed. Many community projects that are run by the organisation and their impacts in the community were also shared during the event.

Shalom Club members, a group of Nepalese who have participated in various courses held in Israel, also attended the ceremony.

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Israeli artists showcase their work in New Delhi E-mail

A new exhibition of works by 19 Israeli artists opened on 28 April at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi to celebrate 25 years of Israeli-Indian diplomatic relations. The exhibition, titled To the End of Land, showcases contemporary Israeli art.

The National Gallery of Modern Art is one of the most important modern art centres in the subcontinent. The exhibition, curated by the Petah Tikva Museum of Art, explores Indian-Israeli co-operation in agriculture and how advanced technologies can be used to both preserve and utilise natural resources, while also touching on themes not usually present in the Indian-Israeli discourse, such as politics and social issues.

The artists include installation and video-artist Sigalit Landau, body-artist and photographer Anisa Ashkar and sculptor Gal Weinstein, among others.

The exhibition presents a wide range of references and approaches to recent changes in the economic and social landscape in Israel, as manifested by the appearance of natural scenery in Israeli contemporary art.

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