Women in World Music Series
Embarking on a harmonious journey that transcends borders and genres, the upcoming installment of the Women in World Music Series will be an extraordinary fusion of talent, featuring two remarkable artists: Dana Herz and Tamara Jokic.
Born in Jerusalem to a family of musicians, Dana Herz began her musical studies at the age of eight with the flute, and gradually gravitated towards singing, playing piano, and songwriting. While her initial training was classical, she eventually found her creative home in different musical styles, primarily combining Jazz, R&B and folkloric styles of Middle Eastern music.
Dana studied at The High School for Music and Dance In Jerusalem , and received a scholarship to study in The Excellent Musician Program at The Center for Jazz Studies under The Israeli Conservatory, where she began her Academic education. She then returned to Opera studies temporarily at The Buchmann – Mehta School of Music, before receiving a full scholarship to continue her Jazz studies at The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, where she received her BFA Degree in Jazz Performance Magna Cum Laude.
Dana is currently leading her band and is recording her debut album. She has performed in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in Europe, Israel, and the US, such as WOMAD Festival UK, The Troubador London, Barbi in Tel Aviv, Le Poisson Rouge NYC, Musig Im Pflegidach in Switzerland, The Hamilton in Washington DC, Harvard University, Yale University and the Sunset Sunside in Paris.
In 2017, Dana worked as a backing vocalist and keyboardist with international singer Shakira, performing for her album release shows, as well as recording backing vocal tracks that were used for Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour.
Tamara Jokic, a widely awarded singer and songwriter born in Valjevo, Serbia, brings forth her own unique expression in the world music genre. Having honed her craft at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, she now calls New York her creative home. With a profound dedication to Mediterranean culture, music, and languages, Tamara has collaborated with a constellation of world-class musicians and producers, from Javier Limón to Mariza, crafting a sound that seamlessly melds Mediterranean and Balkan influences. Her music, presented with
contemporary instrumentation and rooted in storytelling, serves as a bridge between her heritage and the world, offering a captivating fusion of Eastern sounds through Spanish and
Portuguese languages. She performed in Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, National Theater of Slovenia and all over Europe. In a resounding testament to their artistry, Tamara recently released her debut album Transiberica February 2022, a mesmerizing production brought to life in collaboration with Javier Limón and Diogo Clemente under the banner of Sony Music Portugal. On January 30th, she will be presenting a new repertoire compiled of traditional Balkan music that connects many cultures from this wondrous peninsula. Join us for this exceptional event, a celebration of the remarkable women shaping the landscape of world music. Your presence is a testament to the power and grace of these artists and their transformative impact on the global musical tapestry.
Significance of Women in World Music
The presence and influence of women in the music industry are pivotal, serving as trailblazers and catalysts for change. Their creativity, resilience, and unwavering commitment not only enrich the artistic landscape but also dismantle barriers, paving the way for future generations of female talent to thrive and redefine the industry’s narrative. That is why we are proud to present the Women in World Music Series in Drom.