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November 3, 2023
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Noga Ritter is a London-based singer-songwriter, band leader and workshop facilitator whose music blends Hebrew Jazz with global grooves. With songs sung in both Hebrew and English, she weaves intimate and personal stories into a compelling narrative of social-global issues. Her performances, whether stripped-down or with her full band, are passionate and energetic, captivating audiences and getting them moving to the inherent soul in her music. Since launching her solo project at the end of 2018, Ritter has performed across the UK, including a sold-out show at the EFG London Jazz Festival in late 2022. She has also recently appeared on BBC1 morning TV video to promote 'Ima', her debut solo album which will be released in late May via Galileo Music. Supported by the Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK, it features more than a dozen superb musicians including the award-winning Seckou Keita on kora (west African harp), Byron Wallen on trumpet and Tony Kofi on saxophone. It is co-produced by Ritter with Liran Donin, who is also an acclaimed composer, band leader and bass player. 'Ima' sees Ritter bring Hebrew to its original nomadic context, tracing influences from her upbringing, travels and encounters. Soaring trumpet solos over Gnawa grooves, Jewish melodies backed with Senegalese sabar drums and blissful kora improvising alongside subtle Israeli jazz piano are just a few of the colours she has used to paint her musical stories in this remarkable body of work.

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