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Art Alert: Lebanese musician Abeer Nehme to open El-Genaina Theatre's concert season

Nehme will open El-Genaina Theatre's music events with a concert that fuses elements of different musical traditions

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Apr 2016
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Abeer Nehme (Photo: courtesy of El-Genaina Company)
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Lebanese singer and composer Abeer Nehme will give a concert on 7 April at El-Genaina, launching the April programme that will bring several musicians to Al-Azhar Park's stage.

Winner of the 2010 Murex D'Or distinction award, Nehme is regarded as the first Arab singer and one of a only a few worldwide to perform in more than 20 languages.

She specialises in performing Arabic traditional tarab, traditional folk songs, Arabo-Andalusian songs, ancient Syriac, Aramaic, Byzantine and Maronite chants, opera, and Western music.

She graduated from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, a private Catholic university in Lebanon, with a bachelor’s degree then a master’s degree in music.

Her albums include: Abeer Salaty and Al-Motanabi Mosaferan Abadn. She is currently preparing a new double album of compositions by Marcel Khalife.

She is also a musicologist and producer.

In 2012 she created and presented the 40-episode documentary series Ethnopholia Music of the Nations, which explores the roots and origins of culture, folk music and ethnic music around the world.

Nehme's concert wil be followed by performance The University of Gnawa and Aziz Sahmaoui on 8 April. Check the details here.

Programme:

Thursday 7 April, 8pm
Abeer Nahme
El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, El-Darassa, Cairo

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