BEIRUT CHANTS : ABEER NEHME
Abeer Nehme is a Lebanese singer, composer, and musicologist known as “The All-Styles Specialist” for her ability to perform diverse repertoires ranging from liturgical music to traditional Middle Eastern music and contemporary Western music. She holds an M.A. degree in Musicology from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik with high distinction in advanced traditional Arabic music performance. Nehme, a polyglot, has sung in more than two dozen languages as a part of orchestral performances, operas, and musicals performed throughout the Middle East as well as in Europe and North America. As an accomplished composer, she was selected by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority to compose the theme for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. Her background in musicology contributed to the success of the documentary series Ethnophilia Mousiqa-i-Shou’oub, in which she travels around the globe searching for the roots of folk and ethnic music by observing and participating in the cultural traditions of different groups.In addition to Ethnophilia’s Murex d’Or Award for Best Documentary, Nehme has also received the Murex d’Or Award for Distinguished Voice in the Arab World, the Lebanese Diva Wadih El Safi Academic Award, and the Honour Award from the Apostoliki Diakonia in Greece.
Souks de Beyrouth (Place Ajami)