RIFF COHEN

Singing in a melange of French, Arabic, English and Hebrew, in a style drawing on Raï (Algerian folk music), rock, and Mizrahi music (traditionally performed by Israelis of Jewish descent), Israeli singer-songwriter Riff Cohen faced backlash in her early career, as she refuses to conform to the English-only, skimpy-clad trend embraced by female pop stars in Israel. Now, the 36-year-old performer is critically acclaimed as the unvarnished musical embodiment of the cultures she comes from, a heady window into our increasingly multicultural future. Celebrate the release of her debut album, À Paris, with a performance that will transport you to the titular Paris and beyond.