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CONCERT: LENA CHAMAMYAN / لينا شماميان

She combines Arabic and Armenian music with contemporary styles, connects Eastern and Western harmonies and sings in five different languages. Lena Chamamyan’s – by any standards – transnational music fusion, has made her a pioneering political figure. The Syrian-Armenian pop singer gives voice to her homeland’s hope for a better future. She plays a variety of instruments, composes and produces music herself and has guest performed at major concert halls all over the world. Like many of her fellow nationals, Lena Chamamyan has been living in Paris for several years, where she mainly works with European musicians. They also helped with recordings on her latest album „Ghazal El-Banat (Cotton Candy)“. This 12-track record contains tracks that are often dedicated to women and children. At the same time, they tell the story of a woman who moved to Europe – and had to start her life and career all over again.