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Miri Ben-Ari

Miri Ben-Ari, a classically trained violinist, was hoping to have a career in jazz until she heard "One More Chance" by The Notorious B.I.G. and it inspired her to use her talents in R&B and hip-hop instead. She was discovered by Wyclef Jean, and after that, she started working with artists like R&B singer Alicia Keys and hip-hop MCs such as Jay Z... See full bio »


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 2015 Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (writer: "Jesus Walks")
 2011 Work Out (Video short) (writer: "Work Out")
 2008-2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Two of 6 Voted Off (2011) ... (performer: "We Gonna Win")
- Results Show: Two Dancers Eliminated (2008) ... (performer: "We Gonna Win")
 2005 Jarhead (writer: "Jesus Walks" (Instrumental))
 2005 Block Party (Documentary) (writer: "Overnight Celebrity", "Jesus Walks")
 2005 Four Brothers (as Miri Ben Ari, "JESUS WALKS")
 2005/I Fantastic Four (performer: "New World Symphony") / (writer: "New World Symphony")
 2004 The 2004 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited)
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Appeared in Twista's video "Overnight Celebrity" (2004) See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I do music, violin is my voice and I'm from Israel. That's it. The rest is about communication. See more »


Studied violin under Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin


The Hip-Hop Violinist

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