Tania Saleh, Arba3ta3shar Sinet Zamen 1997-2011
Back on popular demand, Tania Saleh will perform at DRM new songs from Nadine Labaki’s film “Where do we go from here” as well as her favorite tunes from her repertoire.
She is a Lebanese singer/songwriter who has been paving her own path in the Arabic underground musical scene since 1990. Her voice is wise and true, a soft mix between the Arabic “Tarab” she was raised on and the western sounds she chose to follow. She writes about the daily worries of a troubled society, of love and hate and what’s in between. Her music follows the rhythm of her daily life and mirrors her continuously changing mood. A boiling pot of tunes, feelings and love for innovation.
She graduated from La Sorbonne, Paris in 1992 with a degree in fine arts and since then, she has been working in the audio-visual world creating a unique image for herself that stands out among the commercial clutter.
In 2002, she released her first album, “Tania Saleh” with co-writer, Lebanese music veteran Issam Hajj Ali and music producer/sound engineer Philippe Tohme. Her first official music video “Bala Ma Nsammih” was directed by Nadine Labaki.
She performed live in Beirut, Byblos, Los Angeles, Washington, Cairo and Doha.! In 2009, she shot the video “Ya Wled”, an ode to all Lebanese politicians prior to the parliamentary elections. She also released the single “Slow Down” to commemorate her first trip to the U.S.A. hosted by music producer Miles Copeland. She was one of the main Arab artists portrayed in the PBS-produced documentary entitled: “Dissonance and Harmony/Arab Music Goes West”. The musical documentary was aired on PBS, BBC and Al Jazeera.
In the meantime, she wrote the lyrics to the title song in “Caramel”, an award-winning Lebanese film directed by Nadine Labaki.
In her early years, she was a backing vocalist on Ziad Rahbany’s “Bema Enno” and “Ila Assi” and an actress in two of his theater plays. She was also a guest singer on Charbel Rouhana’s “Salamat” and “Vice Versa”, on Toufic Farroukh’s “Drabzeen”, on Mounir Khawli’s “Tannin el Tarab” and on Iman Homsy’s “Lord Kanoon”.
She released her second studio album entitled: “Wehde” which is a musical collaboration with Miran Gurunian, Jad Aouad and Haytham Shalhoob, co-produced by Philippe Tohme; and a new video to promote it on April 21st, 2011.
She also wrote the lyrics to Khaled Mouzannar’s soundtrack for Nadine Labaki’s second feature film to be released in June 2011.
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Artist : Tania Saleh
Genre : Alternative Arabic
Date : Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Location : DRM, Hamra, Lebanon