Din Din Aviv

Din Din Aviv (Hebrew: דין דין אביב, born 9 October 1974 as Dina Aviv) is an Israeli pop and folk singer. After performing with Gaya and with the Idan Raichel Project, she released her debut album, Sodotay (My Secrets) in 2006.[1]

Din Din Aviv
דין דין אביב
Birth nameDina Aviv
Born (1974-10-09) 9 October 1974 (age 48)
OriginTel Aviv, Israel
  • Singer
  • musician
Years active1998–present
LabelsHed Arzi/Labeleh


Dina (Din Din) Aviv was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her parents are both artists; her mother, Aliza Aviv, is a performing singer in a wide range of styles, her father was a jazz musician, and as a child she recorded an album, Alidin[2] with her mother and accompanied her father when he performed.

Aviv is a graduate of Alliance High School and served in the Israeli army as a solo vocalist for the Air Force entertainment troupe.[3] She studied dance and ballet at the Israel School of Ballet and with Dorit Gasner, African dance with Master Aisha Diallo, Indian song and Tabla drum playing in India, African drumming with Uri Nave, congas with master Avi Zarfati, and piano and two years of drum and voice studies at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.[4]

She gave "Rhythm in Dance" workshops at Seminar Hakibbutzim and her ular children's video, Tof HaLev Shel Din Din (Hebrew: תוף הלב של דין דין‎, "Din Din's Heart Drum"), introduced many Israeli families to the world of rhythm.[4] She presented a world music program with her mother, Aliza Aviv, in which they both sing in Turkish, Kurdish, Greek, Bulgarian, Georgian, Persian and Hebrew.[4] She was a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation (IcExcellence), which aims to support artistic talent in Israel.[4]

Music careerEdit

As an adult, Aviv joined Gaya,[5] a leading Israeli band, who had a hit song, Shir La'Ahava (Yachad), which received the Discovery of the Year Award and has become an unofficial second national anthem for many Israelis.[1][4] She then joined the Idan Raichel Project,[5] and was the lead singer on the hit song Im Telech (If You Leave).[1]

After performing with Gaya and the Idan Raichel Project, she released a solo album, Sodotay (My Secrets) in spring 2006,[1] for which she received the "Discovery of the Year" award from ACUM (The Composers, Authors and Publishers Society of Israel) and a Gold Album award in April 2007.[4] The three songs from the album released as singles (Familiar To Me From Once, Dreaming (ft. Mush Ben Ari) and Sodotay (My Secrets)) all reached the top three of the charts. The single, Sodotay (My Secrets), was nominated for Song of the Year at the annual Israeli Music Channel Awards in March 2007.[6] Aviv received the Best Artist in Music award from the Israel Ministry of Culture, the nation's highest cultural award, in 2007,[7][8] and embarked on her first US tour in March 2008,[9] performing in Tulsa, New York City, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.[10][11] Her second album, Hofshia Ben Olamot (Free between Worlds), was released in 2008.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e Brinn, David (6 October 2010). "An invitation to Din-Din". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ Alidin Archived 26 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine, by Aviv Aliza and Dindin Aviv. Retrieved 17 June 2007
  3. ^ Din Din Aviv Archived 10 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Myspace Music. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Din Din Aviv Singer & Percussionist". Israel Cultural Excellence (IcExcellence) Foundation. Archived from the original on 14 August 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  5. ^ a b Barry, Davies (9 April 2006). "A long time coming". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  6. ^ Press, Sarah (8 March 2007). "Tonight's AMI Awards honour homegrown talent". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2007.
  7. ^ מרב יודילוביץ' (16 August 2007). פרס מפעל חיים לדובי זלצר (in Hebrew). Ynet. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  8. ^ Watts Jr., James (21 March 2008). "Viva Aviv!". Tulsa World: The Arts. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  9. ^ Shows, Din Din Aviv official website. Retrieved 24 February 2008.
  10. ^ "Top Israeli musical artist performs here Thursday". Tulsa World. 22 March 2008. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2008.
  11. ^ Heilman, Uriel (6 May 2008). "Israeli music strikes chord in U.S." Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2009.