Yakira Shimoni
Fulks ART

Welcome to my gallery. I hope my art will speak to you and will find its way into your heart and home. Drop me a note–I’d love to hear from you! –Kira

For me, art is a process of discovery. The thrill lies in the unfolding of a blank page into an emotional experience.

—Yakira Shimoni Fulks

Don’t Be A Hater


Wassup you all, listen up! Momma K has a special Mother’s Day message — DON’T BE A HATER! This uplifting song has a motivational message for children and adults alike. “Life is a magic ride, stand up and live with pride!” Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Vocals, lyrics, music, production, performance, audio engineering, art, videography: Asaf Fulks & Yakira Shimoni Fulks

Whys

WHYS is a hard hitting hip hop, spoken word, classical music crossover. Asaf Fulks and Yakira Shimoni Fulks deliver a powerful blend of symphonic orchestration, heartfelt melodies, riveting rhythms and thought provoking lyrics.

Vocals, lyrics, music, production, performance, audio engineering, art, videography: Asaf Fulks & Yakira Shimoni Fulks

I wrote the poem I recite on May 18, 1998. Twenty-one years have passed but despite the many advances–our world is still in turmoil. I wonder why and will we ever wake up. –Kira
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A note from Asaf:

The shooting at Chabad in Poway resonated deep inside me. Only four years ago, I was tied-up at gunpoint by three armed thugs when they robbed my studio. After staring down the barrel of a gun, knife to my throat, wondering if it will be my last moment—I am grateful to still be alive. However, horrific attacks like these rob us of our innocence and sense of security. This past Sabbath service at Chabad, these feelings struck home again. Instead of the typical cheerful sounds of children playing hoops outside, we were all inside guarded by heavily armed security. It was eerie. Just a few days before, we remembered the Holocaust and suddenly this was not just a chapter in history—it was a reality. Right here, in beautiful sunny southern California, in the Land of the Free, Jews were forced to be locked down in their house of worship. And I wondered Why?

The day after the robbery, I came back determined to rebuild my studio and not allow the incident to define my life—and I made it even better. This is the legacy of the Jewish people. Despite countless atrocities, we never gave up, and went on to rebuild our homeland into a beautiful thriving country. Still I wonder why—why are rockets falling? Why all the killings? Why are churches burning? Why are leaders not taking action? Why does the world not open its eyes? So many whys… There are no easy answers, but I still have faith that if we each take responsibility for our actions the pieces will fall into peace. “They shall turn their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they know war any more.” (Isaiah 2:4). -Asaf

13th Sphere

There are 13 attributes of God. In Hebrew, the number 13 signifies the infinite and equals love. This release is a soulful, spiritual, contemporary fusion of spoken word, poetry, R&B, orchestral music and heartfelt vocals.

Dedicated to my beloved brother Ehud Shimoni

Vocals | Lyrics | Music | Production | Performance | Audio Engineering | Art | Videography: Asaf Fulks & Yakira Shimoni Fulks at The OC Recording Company

I fly today to place unknown
from a past now long and gone
I fly away from where I’ve been
from all the things I know and seen
into the blue that lays out there
as high as prayers can ever dare.

In my dreams
I saw your beacon illuminating in the dark
calling me to trust, to trust tomorrow
for I shall reach your holy ark
your 13th Sphere is here, so near

Above the crimson sun I fly
into the blue that is Your eye
still deeper into space–
where once upon we knew Your Grace.

As I fly and as I sail
beyond commotion and guttering gales
I see the wake that stretches on
before we cried in Babylon.

To the Garden where we played
before we knew of good and bad–
where we were happy and never sad
and sat together as One—unclad.

In my dreams
I saw your glory I sight to awesome to recount
between the blackened cleaving hills
I saw your temple on the mount
your 13th Sphere is here, so near

I fly to You to Thirteenth Sphere
where all is crisp and very clear
where We will be at last in peace
and where my soul You’ll gently ease.

In my dreams
I saw your heavens open brightly through the skies
and my visions overtook me
that at once I wept a cry
your 13th Sphere is here, so near
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©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
September 9, 2018 | OC, California

Check out my new THREE IN A POD collection, a set of three framed original watercolors. Each of these one-of-a-kind pieces, is signed and includes a certificate of authenticity.

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