Lena Chamamyan

The Syrian singer performs new songs written from her Parisian exile

13 June 2014 / 20:00

£15 - 22.50 plus booking fee*

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Syrian-Armenian musical trailblazer Lena Chamamyan is considered one of the best singers of her generation. A spirit of oriental jazz runs through her music – a fusion of traditional eastern songs from the Arab world and Armenia with western styles.

Her enchanting voice is at the core of Lena’s new collection of songs, Hannah and Blossoms, written while living in exile in Paris. Drawn from her experience as a woman and as Syrian, her new material carries a message of life, hope and peace. It is an invitation to discover the natural and mutual harmony between the human voice and acoustic instruments.

Named one of the 500 Most Influential People in the Arab World by Arabian Business magazine in 2010, Lena is one of the few eastern women who write, produce, and play music, as well as sing. Throughout her career Lena has lent her voice to a number of TV serials and dramatic works in Syria and abroad, and participated in a large number of prestigious Arab and international musical festivals.

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Produced by the Barbican in association with Palestine Film Foundation

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