Victoria Hanna

Victoria Hanna

2017-2018 Visiting Artist

October 2 – December 20, 2017

Public Radio International (PRI) calls Victoria Hanna the “freshest, edgiest, weirdest artist on the Israeli airwaves today.” The daughter of an Egyptian father, who was an Orthodox rabbi steeped in the world of Hebrew, and a Persian mother, Hanna has created her own sound by blending Middle Eastern music and rhythms with rap, hip-hop, and the inspiration of Hebrew and religious texts. Her performance piece of the Hebrew alphabet, Hosha’ana (Aleph-bet), which incorporated the Hebrew alphabet with prayer, became an instant classic. In May 2017, she released her first self-titled album.

Israel Institute Awards: 
Visiting Israeli Artists
University of California, Berkeley