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BEIRUT CHANTS 2022 : JAHIDA WEHBE
‘When poetry is wrapped in the melody's boudoir, when voice spins the keys of ecstasy and passion, when the voice becomes the breathes of the soul's nay comes into being Jahida Wehbe's performance: A rite for wonderment, a life experience of awareness and excellence'.
Poet, vocalist and intellectual, the Lebanese Diva Jahida Wehbe is considered one of the most prominent singers in the Arab world. She has a unique style that sets her apart from other contemporary Arab singers; as her performances represent a skillful combination of both authenticity and innovation.
She holds a BA in Psychology from the Lebanese University and a Degree in Oriental Singing from the Higher Institute of Music; where she studied operatic singing in Arabic; Syriac and Byzantine chanting; Quranic recitation and how to play the oud (traditional Arabic lute).She holds as well a Postgraduate Diploma in Acting and Directing from the Lebanese University – School of Fine Arts.
A full-rounded artist, she not only enchants audiences with her outstanding voice, but also composes her own melodies with delicate arduousness and highly professional music along with her band comprising top-notch musicians from around the world, overlooking great Arab and international poets and Writers.
In 2013, she was selected as one of the "2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century" by The International Biographical Centre in Cambridge. Her music style is wide-ranging, including everything from classical and Sufi music to Arab fusion. She has headlined at the most prestigious venues across the globe and has worked with prominent Arab artists.
Souks de Beyrouth