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Miri Ben-Ari, a classically trained, Grammy Award–winning violinist, originally from Israel, has created her own unique sound through a revolutionary fusion of classical style with jazz, R&B, and hip-hop, also known as “The Hip Hop Violinist”. She has worked with artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Akon, Donna Summer and Janet Jackson among others. She is an “Apollo legend”, the CEO and co-founder of the non-profit organization Gedenk ("Remember") and the first Israeli to receive the Martin Luther King Award from Israeli President Shimon Peres. In 2011 Miri Ben-Ari was invited by America's First Lady, Michelle Obama to the White House for a special performance and to be honored as a “Remarkable Woman” and in 2012 she was invited to perform for President Barack Obama.