Raphaela Gilla is an impressive musician and singer who is dedicated to helping others through her work as a Vocal Medium and Spiritual Guide. Her single “Star Song” and it’s the first track off her upcoming album Ancient Angel.Jarod October 22, 2020
Compared to the likes of Lisa Gerrard, Diamanda Galas, Yael Naim, Raphaela’s voice is her superpower and the control she showcases in “Star Song” is remarkable.
She was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. Now she lives and works in London and Berlin. Her Jewish-Bulgarian, Polish and Spanish roots influenced her way of singing and granted her voice many colours and characters- from ritualistic shaman through native Balkan to heavenly angelic voices. This mixture of vocal styles defined her unique style as a singer and vocal-medium.
Raphaela Gilla studied jazz and contemporary music at the Rimon College of Music, Tel Aviv, classical music and opera at the Rubin Academy of Music, Oriental and Arabic music at the Institute of Oriental Culture, Jaffa.
She has performed all over Israel and Europe as a soloist in musicals, classical, world music and contemporary chamber music. She has collaborated with several DJs for electronic music as well.
She has performed with the Israeli Philharmonia Choir at the Philharmonic Hall, in Tel Aviv. And she was a soloist and artistic director of the Indonesian gamelan music performance at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
She performed at the London Body Mind Spirit festival and gave concerts of her own music with various ensembles at art galleries, museums, festivals, clubs and churches.
During the time of performing, writing and recording a wide range of music she developed her special style of vocal music and performance in which she combines soul, classical and world music, oriental, shamanic and ambient music genres. She accompanies herself with Tibetan singing bowls, gongs and chimes as well as shaman drums. As a vocal medium she opens herself and let the music flow through her. She receives the musical ideas and messages from the universe and channels what she hears. Her singing and music bring love, light, joy and healing to many people.