Hip-hop violinist NBA Halftime Performance

Legendary Grammy Winning Hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari fuses violin and Hip-hop for her NBA Halftime performance! This game occurred at Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers.

Hip-hop violinist NBA Halftime Performance

About Miri Ben-Ari

Miri Ben-Ari stands as a trailblazer in music, notably as the first and only violinist to clinch a Grammy in the Hip Hop category. Her groundbreaking influence spans diverse genres including Hip Hop, Latin, EDM, and Afrobeat, imprinting her signature style on over 100 hit songs. Collaborating with icons like Kanye West, Jay Z, and Alicia Keys, Miri’s productions have propelled millions of records worldwide.

Beyond music, Miri is a UN Goodwill Ambassador of Music, a TED speaker, and a pioneering tech entrepreneur. Her electrifying live performances—from solo virtuoso showcases to grand productions with a gospel choir—have enthralled audiences globally.

Originally from Israel and mentored by classical maestro Isaac Stern, Miri forged a distinctive musical fusion of classical, hip-hop, and dance. Her impact extends to prestigious endorsements with Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Reebok, underscoring her cultural resonance and global reach.

Her accolades include the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, the Apollo Legend distinction, and honors from luminaries such as Israeli President Shimon Peres and former US First Lady Michelle Obama. Miri Ben-Ari continues to inspire through music, advocacy, and innovation, making an indelible mark on the global stage.