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Farah Siraj

Farah Siraj

July 11, 2019 at 7pm

Named Jordan's Musical Ambassadress, virtuoso Farah Siraj has brought her distinctive style of Arabian flamenco and jazz across the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Farah Siraj was surrounded by middle eastern music on the radio, and classical music training at home. She quickly developed her musical prowess by studying at the Trinity College of Music in London and Berklee College of Music in Boston, simultaneously refining her jazz chops and exquisite vocal technique. In addition, Siraj’s music often expresses the reality of war and raises awareness for the urgent need for peace. Her recorded music displays a vibrant fusion of musical genres––In 2011 Siraj released her album entitled NOMAD, blending influences of middle eastern music, flamenco, jazz, bossa and pop, with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish and English. The recordings included more than 30 internationally acclaimed musicians from five different continents. This, and her subsequent 2012 album The Arabian Jazz Project led to Siraj being chosen as one of New York's “Summer Stars of Jazz” and named “the Norah Jones of the Middle East” by Time Out Magazine.

Siraj has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and many others. In addition, Siraj represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day. To date, Siraj has toured the Middle East, Europe, India, South America and the United States with sold-out concerts, spreading the message of peace through her music. In June 2014, Siraj released her latest album, Dunya, meaning “world” in Arabic and Hindi. Siraj currently leads an ethnically diverse quintet of Arabian Flamenco Jazz, with world-class musicians from the Middle East, Europe, the United States and South America, including music from all four regions.

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