World Music

Lena Chamamyan

Cinquième Salle November 4, 2018

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An artist of multiple identities and undeniable talent, Lena Chamamyan captivates audiences with her crystalline voice and the sensitivity and precision of her interpretations. Skilfully combining the modes of Armenian elegy with Syrian traditional song, she gives the Oriental repertory an innovative touch, with jazz and world music beats, accompanied by piano, saxophone and other brass instruments.

A pioneer of Oriental jazz, which now bears her seal, Lena is a singer, composer and performer of great virtuosity. Recipient of many awards, she has performed on Europe’s most prestigious stages and is currently working on an album with French pianist and composer André Manoukian.

The recasting of the Syrian classical repertory with a jazzy tinge and with Lena’s ethereal voice revives and perpetuates traditional songs, immersing listeners in a mnemonic nostalgia for the souks of Damascus. Back at the FMA for the third time, Lena Chamamyan never ceases to surprise, a divine voice singing of eternal Syria





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