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"Tamar has a power in her performance that is completely joyful and transportive. Her singing and dancing are deeply naturalistic and she’s transfixed me with her capacity to unravel a song. I’m a huge admirer."
- Leslie Feist (2018)
"Tamar has spent a lifetime mastering beautiful vocal traditions from around the world, only to arrive at a sound that is uniquely her own. She transcends genre, geography, and language. She is Canada’s own pan global diva."
- Jesse Cook (2018)
"Tamar Ilana & Ventanas could go head to head with any punk band."
- Errol Nazareth, CBC Radio One Big City Small World (2018)
"Tamar's generosity of spirit and mastery of her music created a wave of infectious, unstoppable momentum on stage. Tamar empowered all the musicians around her to take chances and to elevate the performance. I felt lucky to be one of those musicians. Tamar’s command of her voice and deep understanding of the songs challenged me to find my own truth in the music. I still draw from that experience as a reminder of how sharing music with an open heart can bring so much hope. Tamar was the catalyst for that hope."
- Jim Creeggan, Bass Player Barenaked Ladies (2018)
"Music lovers sat enraptured by her Sephardic love songs..."
- The Toronto Star (2017)
"The music is powerful...Ilana's passionate singing dominates the album."
- Downbeat Magazine (2015)
"...gorgeous flamenco singing by Tamar Ilana..."
- The Globe and Mail (2015)
"Ilana is an excellent singer..."
- fRoots (2015)
"Tamar Ilana’s voice sails overhead...[her] honeyed vocals providing a tender contrast..."
- New York Music Daily (2016)
"...the haunting voices of singers Lubana Al Quntar and Tamar Ilana..."
- Broadway World (2015)
Two-page cover story interview with Tamar Ilana
- The Jewish Independent (2014)