Ethno-pop star Ishtar will perform in Varna on June 3 2011

21 Dec

Israeli-born ethno-pop singer Ishtar will stage two concerts in Bulgaria in the summer of 2011, the organizers ART BG have announced.

The first concert of the singer in Bulgaria will be on June 3 in the Summer Theater of  of Varna. The next gig will be held June 5 in Sofia‘s National Palace of Culture.

This is not Ishtar‘s first visit to Bulgaria, the organizers point out. She performed in Varna and in the Sunny Beach resort in 2004 and in Sofia in 2006.

The first 200 tickets for next year’s concerts will cost BGN 20-70, as a special Christmas promotion. After they are sold, the price of the tickets will vary between BGN 30-80.

Ishtar began performing in clubs at age 14. Though she was born Eti Zach, she chose the name “Ishtar“, which is the name of a Mesopotamian Goddess.

The Israeli pop diva is best known for her work as the front vocalist of the French-based band Alabina, and for her solo hits Last Kiss, C’est la vie and Habibi (Sawah).

The music of the 42-year-old singer is a mix of Oriental pop and traditional Arabic sounds and dance beats. Her songs are in French, Arabic, Spanish, English and Hebrew.