Noa (Achinoam Nini) - My Funny Valentine
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Noa (Achinoam Nini) - My Funny Valentine

Subscribe : http://bit.ly/Noa-YT Pre-Order Afterallogy : https://noa.bfan.link/myfunnyvalentine After the international success of “Letters To Bach”, Noa is back with a new jazz album entitled "Afterallogy": after a long career and looking back at the aftermath of the recent times’ chaos, Noa chooses to sing her favorite jazz standards accompanied by her long-time partner Gil Dor. To the uncertainties of today's tumult, she contrasts the timeless force of the greatest jazz classics, from African-American music to Broadway. First single and music video of the upcoming project "Afterallogy", the great Jazz standard of lovers and Valentine's Day "My Funny Valentine" by Noa. The music video has been filmed in an empty Jazz Club. ________________________________________________________ Noa - “My Funny Valentine" Lyrics: Lorenz Hart Composition: Richard Rodgers Vocals: Noa, Guitar: Gil Dor Arranged, recorded, edited and produced by Gil Dor Mixed by Gai Joffe, Mastered by Aran Lavi, Additional editing by Shai Even Management: Ofer Pesenzon - More Management www.noasmusic.com Cinematographer: Shahar Yerushalmi Second unit: Boaz Oppenheim Lighting: Meir Hayon Assistant lighting: Matty Eliyahu Online: Yoni Passy Production manager: Oshrat Vasker Make-up: Galit Wertheim Noa's suit: Maya Negri Special thanks to: Shablul Jazz Club Scripted, produced, directed and edited by Mira Awad ℗ © naïve Noa: YouTube: http://bit.ly/Noa-YT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AchinoamNini/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/noasmusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noa_nini "Afterallogy" out on April 30th
Noa - Good Night My Child (אחינועם ניני - לילה טוב ילד שלי)
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Noa - Good Night My Child (אחינועם ניני - לילה טוב ילד שלי)

The song “good night my child” was written 28 years ago, by Yehonatan Geffen, one of Israel’s finest literary personas, after hearing an interview with a battered woman in shelter. The music was written by Noa (Achinoam Nini) and Gil Dor. The song was never recorded, until now. It is a a haunting lullaby sung by the woman to her child, where she tries to calm his fears while struggling to maintain her beauty and dignity in a place of solitude and destitution. The Clip is a collaboration with the multi-disciplinary artist Mira Awad, who created and directed it. “good night my child” is being released on The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. All proceeds will be contributed to a battered women’s shelter in Israel. מילים נוקבות של יהונתן גפן, שנכתבו לפני 28 שנים בעקבות ראיון שקרא עם אישה במקלט לנשים מוכות.. אחיונעם ניני וגיל דור הלחינו את הטקסט לכבוד ערב שהוקדש למאבק באלימות נגד נשים. השיר עלה על הבמה פעמיים, אך לא הוקלט. למרבה הצער השיר נותר רלוונטי כאילו נכתב היום, כשבישראל בלבד נרצחו 22 נשים, יהודיות וערביות, מתחילת השנה ! אחינועם וגיל החליטו להקליט את השיר ולהוציאו לרגל יום המודעות לאלימות נגד נשים המתרחש ב25/11. בהקלטה השתתפו רביעיית המיתרים פרסונטה, והשיר מלווה בקליפ בהפקתה ובבימויה של מירה עווד. -------------------------- Noa- “Good night my child" Lyrics: Yehonatan Geffen Translation to English : Achinoam Nini (Noa) Translation to Arabic: Mira Awad Music: Achinoam Nini (Noa) and Gil Dor Special production for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Nov 25th, 2020 Scripted, directed and edited by Mira Awad Camera: Omer Kalderon Assistant Camera: Michel Braunstein Color grading: Eran Mahalu Thanks to Michal Ansky and Papa Studios Special thanks to Tova and Sami Sagol for supporting this project Song Arranged and produced by: Gil Dor Record and mixed by: Gai Joffe Guitars : Gil Dor Vocals: Achinoam Nini (Noa) Strings: Personata string Quartet Violin: Nitzan Canetty Violin: Domitru Pocitari Viola: Gili Radian-Sade Cello: Gal Nyska ------------------------- English, Hebrew and Arabic lyrics: Good night my child.. Try to sleep a bit.. Mother is at war with father.. That’s why we’re in a shelter… Don’t be afraid, he won’t come back He ran away when he heard you crying.. And I pray you won’t remember what you saw.. Good night my child Try to sleep a bit.. Mother is at war with father.. That’s why we’re in a shelter… We’re not accustomed to quiet.. Here, take another chocolate cube . Mommy can walk again! And move her hand, just a bit… Good night my child.. Try to sleep a bit.. Mother is at war with father.. That’s why we’re in a shelter… We’re both members of the secret underground Of weak women, and young children.. And he may be beating another woman, now Who’s ashamed to scream to the neighbors…. Good night my child.. Try to sleep a bit.. Mother is at war with father.. That’s why we’re in a shelter… --------------- לילה טוב ילד שלי תנסה לישון מעט... אמא במלחמה עם אבא בגלל זה אנחנו במקלט.. אל תפחד, הוא לא יחזור, הוא ברח כששמע איך בכית ואני מתפללת שלא תזכורה טוב את מה שאתה ראית. לילה טוב ילד שלי תנסה לישון מעט... אמא במלחמה עם אבא בגלל זה אנחנו במקלט. אנחנו כבר לא רגילים לשקט הנה קח לך עוד קוביית שוקולד אמא כבר יכולה ללכת וקצת להזיז את היד לילה טוב ילד שלי תנסה לישון מעט... אמא במלחמה עם אבא בגלל זה אנחנו במקלט. שנינו עכשיו חברים במחתרת של נשים חלשות וילדים קטנים והוא אולי כבר מכה אישה אחרת שמתביישת לצעוק לשכנים... לילה טוב ילד שלי תנסה לישון מעט... אמא במלחמה עם אבא בגלל זה אנחנו במקלט. ---------------- تصبح على خير يا ابني حاول ان تنام قليلا ماما في حرب مع البابا ولهذا نحن في الملجأ نحن في الملجأ لا تخاف هو لن يعود هرب عندما سمع بكاءك وأنا اتمنى أن لا تذكر كل ما شهدت عيناك ... لم نعد معتادين على الهدوء هنا، خذ قطعة شوكولاطه اضافيه الماما استعادت قدرتها على المشي وتحريك اليد قليلا ... انا وانت اصبحنا اعضاء مقاومه مكونه من نساء ضعيفات واطفال صغار وربما الآن هو يضرب امرأة أخرى وهي تخجل ان تنادي الجيران
Noa - Democracy will rock you
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Noa - Democracy will rock you

Lyrics next .. Dear friends, For the past several weeks, Gil and I have been very deeply involved in the growing protest movement in Israel. Actually, we have been doing this for 25 years, but now, we are joined by tens of thousands of caring responsible Israeli citizens, passionately and nonviolently demonstrating to save our country. Many have asked, what are you demonstrating against? The answer is: We are calling Netanyahu to resign, he has been accused of fraud, corruption and breach of trust and must step down and stand trial. Meanwhile, he is doing everything in his power to avoid taking responsibility for his actions, and in the process he is tearing Israel apart, attacking her democratic institutions, inciting against her own citizens (anyone misaligned with his agenda is a traitor), sowing hatred and fear, poisoning her with racism and lies, and deteriorating her to a horrible pit of dark violence. This has been going on for years, but the destructive mismanagement of the Corona crisis, infected with political interests and charlatanism, has hit Israeli’s like a slap in the face and woken them us, so now tens of thousands are in Jerusalem and on the bridges, every weekend. And it’s growing. Gil and I have written lyrics to Queen’s “we will rock you”, and created a video that will show you what we are experiencing here in Israel. The video was made by my dear friend Mosh Ben Bassat, who served with me in the army, an incredibly talented video editor. We advertised on FB, asking for footage, and received tons of amazing images, given to us lovingly by citizens of Israel who have documented this historical moment on their cameras and phones. I have no idea where all this is going… it is clear that the hardest work is still ahead of us, politically, socially, economically. This is a struggle for the very soul of this country and it will be a long hard road. I know many of you feel deeply for Israel, it is a unique place, holy to many, fascinating to others, charged with emotion....so I suppose, in many ways, this struggle is yours, too. One thing is for sure: staying still and silent is not an option. Be well. -------------- Democracy will Rock you Based on We will Rock You by Queen new lyrics by Noa and Gil Dor What is democracy? Majority rule? That’s only part! But it’s what we learn in school There’s Equal rights and opportunities, so nobody falls, Honesty and liberty and justice for all! Democracy! The haters say our protest is driven by hate! Well, it’s not! It’s simple logic that was dished out by the state Go defend yourself, you’ve been accused of crime! And if you’re guilty, like all of us, you go and serve your time! Democracy! So now you’re hiding your face, you’ve closed the gate, But I remember that night, when you incited to hate, We fought and we sacrificed for peace, but lived through it! Now you’re killing our dream, and we won’t let you do it! Democracy! We’re sick of the lies, the incitement and hate The racism, fearmongering, and routes of escape Citizens of Israel, Arabs and Jews, we come in love, and it’s LIFE we choose! Democracy! (from original song) Buddy, you're an old man, poor man Pleading with your eyes, gonna make you some peace someday You got blood on your face, you big disgrace somebody better put you back in your place!
Achinoam Nini (Noa) - Legal Tender-ness (Hebrew version with English subtitles)
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Achinoam Nini (Noa) - Legal Tender-ness (Hebrew version with English subtitles)

Soon after the beginning of the Corona Virus crisis, David Grossman published an article in the weekend supplement of “Haaretz”. I read the article with bated breath. It touched the deepest places in my soul and evoked strong and conflicting emotions. I was haunted by it. After some time, I got the idea of trying to turn the article into a song. The result is before you. It is all homemade. I wrote the lyrics, using quotes from the article, and the music, on my old upright Steinway. The recording and video are all modestly homemade, assisted by good friends. We have added English subtitles to the video, a direct translation I did of the text. I hope to record an English version, or rather, adaptation, soon. I’ll keep you posted on that. (translating Grossman’s beautiful words into rhyme was a challenge I enjoyed greatly). Huge thanks to David Grossman, who agreed to the idea, and was an enthusiastic, exacting and passionate collaborator. What an honor to work with him. Warmest thanks to Gil Dor for tweaking and recording the song, to Guy Joffe for mixing it, and to Eli Katz, Maya Smira and Shali Baharon for helping me with the video. Let me know your thoughts… --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Legal Tender-Ness (direct translation) Did you read what he wrote? He asked me quietly Yes: that we’re all one contagious human tissue…. And what did you think? Truthfully? Pretty scary... But what he writes, I read also with my heart…. There will be those who refuse to return to their former lives To work-places that oppressed and strangled them, for years. They’ll come out of closets, come out of God, leave their partners… Decide to bring, our not to bring, a child into the world… And possibly, delightful signs of innocence will be revealed in them... And tenderness, maybe tenderness, all of a sudden, And tenderness, all of a sudden, May become, legal tender. The truth is, we talk about it a lot, you and I. How the children are growing, and we keep running, and soon, this house will be empty… And our beloved parents, who won’t be here forever... It’s hard to think, and even harder to say … There will be those who for the first time, question choices they made, compromises, missed opportunities, the life they never dared to live... They will doubt their surrender to fear… And whether war truly is heaven’s decree? And possibly, delightful signs of innocence will be revealed in them... And tenderness, maybe tenderness, all of a sudden, And tenderness, all of a sudden, May become, legal tender. There will be those who ask, how in a world as rich as ours, The gaps between one man and another remain so immense? And how is it that not every baby is given a fair chance? And nature strains under the yolk of consumerism? All of these questions, better to ask today In tenderness, maybe in tenderness, all of a sudden, And delightful signs of innocence may be revealed in us... And tenderness, maybe tenderness, all of a sudden, And tenderness, all of a sudden, May become, legal tender. Tender, What a word Tender... Tend to her Lend her.. A second chance… A new way…. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Credits: "Legal Tender-ness" Lyrics, Music, Arrangement and Performance: Achinoam Nini (Noa) With quotes from an article by David Grossman published in Haaretz on March 20, 2020 Produced and Recorded: Gil Dor Mix: Guy Yaffe Video: Photographed and Directed by Achinoam Nini (Noa) and Eli Katz Edited: Maya Smira Additional editing: Shali Boharon