Kamilya Jubran performs after three-year absence from local stages
Palestinian singer Kamilya Jubran will be performing tonight at Al Azhar Park’s Geneina Theater following a three-year absence from Egypt.
Jubran was born in Akka, Israel to Palestinian parents from a northern Palestinian village in Al-Jaleel. Elias Jubran, Kamilya s father – an authentic instrument maker and a music teacher – was her first source of classical Arabic music education. For 20 years in Jerusalem, Kamilya was lead singer of Sabreen (a Palestinian musical group), and she played the oud, qanoon and other oriental instruments.
From 1982 to 2002, Sabreen represented the voice of resistance; the struggle for freedom as well as a deep, dynamic artistic-political process that created a new style of modern Arabic song. Since May 2002, Kamilya has been touring several Arab and European cities, including Cairo.
Kamilya is creating and performing her own songs and music while roaming non-commercial milieus with a number of European musicians.
“My questioning multiplies and intensifies about the components, the atmosphere, and the role of the Arabic song. In this show, I present songs I worked on for the past three years in an attempt to share the questioning and to keep it alive, she writes on her website.
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