Din Din Aviv

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Din Din Aviv
Birth name Dina Aviv
Born (1974-10-09) October 9, 1974 (age 39)
Origin Tel Aviv, Israel
Genres World music
Pop
Occupations Singer, musician
Instruments Percussionist
Years active 1998–present
Labels Hed Artzi/Labeleh
Website Official website

Din Din Aviv (Hebrew דין דין אביב) (b. 9 October 1974 as Dina Aviv) is an Israeli pop and folk singer. After performing with Gaya and with the Idan Raichel Project, she released a successful debut album, Sodotay (My Secrets) in 2006.

Background[edit]

Aviv was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 9 October 1974. She was named Dina on birth but her parents changed her name after a few days to Din Din. Her parents are both artists; her mother, Aliza Aviv, is a performing singer in a wide range of styles, her father was a jazz musician, and as a child she recorded an album, Alidin,[1] with her mother and accompanied her father when he performed.

She is a graduate of Alliance High School and served in the Israeli army as the solo singer for the Air Force Entertainment Group.[2] She studied dance and ballet at the Israel School of Ballet and with Dorit Gasner, African dance with Master Aisha Diallo, Indian song and Tabla drum playing in India, African drumming with Uri Nave, congas with master Avi Zarfati, and piano and two years of drum and voice studies at the Rimon School of Music.[3]

She gave "Rhythm in Dance" workshops at Seminar Hakibbutzim and her popular children's video, "Din Din's Heart Drum," introduced many Israeli families to the world of rhythm.[3] She presents a world music program with her mother, Aliza Aviv, in which they both sing in Turkish, Kurdish, Greek, Bulgarian, Georgian, Persian and Hebrew.[3] She is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation (IcExcellence), which aims to support artistic talent in Israel.[3]

Musical work[edit]

As an adult, Aviv joined Gaya,[4] a leading Israeli band, who had a hit song, Shir La'Ahava (Yachad), which received the Discovery of the Year Award and has become an unofficial second national anthem for many Israelis.[3] She then joined the Idan Raichel Project,[4] and was the lead singer on the hit song Im Telech (If You Leave).

After her success with Gaya and the Idan Raichel Project, she released a successful solo album, Sodotay (My Secrets) in spring 2006, for which she received the "Discovery of the Year" award from ACUM (The Composers, Authors and Publishers Society of Israel) and a Gold Album award in April 2007.[3] The three songs from the album released as singles (Familiar To Me From Once, Dreaming (ft. Mush Ben Ari) and Sodotay (My Secrets)) all reached the top three of the charts. The single, Sodotay (My Secrets), was nominated for Song of the Year at the annual Israeli Music Channel Awards in March 2007.[5] Aviv received the Best Artist in Music award from the Israel Ministry of Culture, the nation’s highest cultural award, in 2007,[6][7] and embarked on her first US tour in March 2008,[8] performing in Tulsa, New York City, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alidin, by Aviv Aliza and Dindin Aviv. Retrieved 17 June 2007
  2. ^ Din Din Aviv, Myspace Music. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Din Din Aviv Singer & Percussionist", Israel Cultural Excellence (IcExcellence) Foundation. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  4. ^ a b Barry, Davies (2006-04-09). "A long time coming". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Tonight's AMI Awards honor homegrown talent", The Jerusalem Post, 8 March 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2007.
  6. ^ מרב יודילוביץ' (August 16, 2007). "פרס מפעל חיים לדובי זלצר" (in Hebrew). Ynet. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  7. ^ Watts Jr., James (March 21, 2008). "Viva Aviv!". Tulsa World: The Arts. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  8. ^ Shows, Din Din Aviv official website. Retrieved 24 February 2008.
  9. ^ "Top Israeli musical artist performs here Thursday". Tulsa World. 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  10. ^ Heilman, Uriel (6 May 2008). "Israeli music strikes chord in U.S.". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved 17 December 2009.