Kyra Goldman has been performing her original songs internationally since she was a teenager, and is now a new face in Jewish music. She started her career in the gospel music genre playing hundreds of concerts across the US and internationally. She appeared on national Christian television and radio programs in the US, the Netherlands and Germany, won several songwriting competitions, published with Universal Music Publishing Group, released several music videos, EPs and a self-titled debut album, and shared the stage with internationally known musical acts.
A mid-tour trip to Israel in 2015 changed the direction of her life and music. "I always knew I had Jewish ancestry and felt it in my heart, but up until then I had no expression of it in my life," she said. "In Israel I had such a strong feeling like I had been there before, that I was with my people and that I belonged to them." She was very intrigued by the feeling and decided to explore her identity at an Atlanta-area synagogue, which ultimately led her to conversion.
"My spiritual life has always been important to me," she said "and I have such an appreciation for my experiences and all the people who have shared parts of my journey. Where I am now feels so natural and I love that my story has been woven into the tapestry that is our collective story. Now my music is part of passing Jewish values and identity L'dor v'dor, from generation to generation."
Kyra grew up on classic songwriters, whose influences can be heard in her thoughtful lyrics. Her acoustic singer/songwriter style has hints of Celtic, Jazz, Middle-Eastern, Caribbean and Soul.
Kyra released two singles with music videos that were recorded and filmed in Israel: the Hanukkah single, "Nes Gadol Haya Sham (A Great Miracle Happened There)" and "Lion Waking Up." During the pandemic she and Sue Horowitz released a co-written, Celtic-style Mi Chamocha called, "Who is Like You?" that features a montage of videos recorded by friends and family at home. Kyra is now an artist-in-residence, cantorial soloist and writes new Jewish songs and settings for liturgical text. Details on her latest project coming soon!
Filming "Lion Waking Up" in Tel Aviv
Filming "Nes Gadol Haya Sham" in Israel
Recording "Lion Waking Up" in Jerusalem
Showcase concert at JamZone
Having fun after Ramat Gan Concert with musician friends
Opening Illumination Fest
Concert in Ramat Gan
I ended up on MTV when a film crew showed up to film FriendZone at one of my concerts