Hip-Hop Violinist Invited to DC for Women's History Month

Hip-Hop Violinist Invited to DC for Women's History Month

Artist Miri Ben-Ari to be one of 25 "Remarkable Women."

Published March 26, 2011

Grammy Award winner Miri Ben-Ari will be one of 25 "Remarkable Women" who have been invited to spend a day with Michelle Obama on Wednesday, March 30 in honor of Women's History Month. The 32-year-old Israeli violinist and the group - all from a variety of professions and backgrounds - will serve as mentors and travel around Washington, DC to inspire and encourage young women to pursue their own dreams. After the day-long tour, they will gather at the White House for dinner with other distinguished guests.

Ben-Ari first popped onto the scene in 2001 alongside Wyclef Jean with an oustanding musical fusion of classical, jazz, R&B and hip hop. She then went on to nab a Grammy Award for her writing collaboration and skills on the strings in Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" as well as countless collabs with major names like Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and John Legend.

 

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Written by Dorkys Ramos

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