Victoria Hanna

One of the most interesting hip hop phenomena of the year hails from Israel: the music of Victoria Hanna combines Jewish mysticism, Dada, surrealism and spiky feminism.

The unique vocal artist bends her voice in never-before-heard shapes and finds inspiration for her songs in Kabbala. Hanna is part of a continuum of strong and edgy visionaries, like her idols Laurie Anderson and Björk.

A rabbi’s daughter, Hanna grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Jerusalem. The home was full of books, from which Hanna absorbed words and letters. As a child, she stuttered, but finally turned the problem into an opportunity and harnessed it as part of her expression. Song is her healing power and language her tool for creation. She utilises the tones of Hebrew and Aramaic to their fullest potential.

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