Miriam Toukan

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Miriam Toukan
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Background information
Birth nameMiriam Toukan (Arabic: مريم طوقان)
BornI'billin, Israel
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, lawyer, and peace activist

Miriam Toukan (also known as Miriam Tukan,[1][2] Arabic: مريم طوقان‎, Hebrew: מרים טוקאן) is a Christian Arab singer from the Israeli village I'billin.[3]

She has performed at festivals including the Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival,[4] and her project Quartetoukan.[5] She has also participated in marches for peace with other women singers and activists in Spain,[6] Germany,[7] Brazil,[8] and Italy.[9]

In 2012, she performed an Arabic version of Fun's song "We Are Young".[10] From 2013 to the present, she is the leader of Quartetoukan, a musical project that aims to unite cultures and people through music.


  • 2008: Christmas Eve
  • 2011: Miriam Toukan


  1. ^ "'Biggest Arabic lesson in the world' held in Israel to protest nation-state law". i24 News.
  2. ^ "Thousands Attend Mega Arabic Lesson in Tel Aviv to Protest Nation-state Law". Haaretz. July 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "מרים טוקאן מפתיעה ביידיש: "השפה הזו סקרנה אותי מילדותי"". Maariv (newspaper) (in Hebrew). 10 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Zohar Fresco - Cyprus Rialto World Music". www.cyprusrialtoworldmusic.com.
  5. ^ "Quartetoukan". Jazz-Schmiede Düsseldorf.
  6. ^ Martínez, María José (June 4, 2017). "Más de 4.000 mujeres marchan por la paz en Córdoba". Cadena SER.
  7. ^ "Women's March for Peace Berlin 2017". indigo-sun.com. September 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná volta ao palco em fevereiro - Notícias - Centro Cultural Teatro Guaíra". www.teatroguaira.pr.gov.br.
  9. ^ "Allo Spirito del Pianeta: "La preghiera delle Madri"". dietrolanotizia.eu. 21 May 2018.
  10. ^ Miriam Toukan Feat. SAZ - We Are Young نحن جيل الشباب (Arabic Version) on YouTube

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