Tania Saleh was born in 1969, six years prior to the Lebanese civil war that lasted 15 years. Her musical interest started while young and Tania grew up listening to Fairouz, a famous Lebanese singer, and the joyous celebratory melodic music of the Egyptian Tarab in the sixties and seventies. Rock and jazz selections on the local radio were also an early influence.
A graduate of the Lebanaese American University (LAU) and the Sorbonne University in Paris, Tania studied fine arts before working for several advertising companies. She sang in several local rock bands throughout this time, singing popular rock and jazz songs and playing all over Lebanon, mostly during the occasional cease-fire periods
In 1990, the Lebanese war ended with no official winner. Tania continued her musical career working as a backing vocalist for Ziad Rahbani, an icon in Lebanese music and theater between 1993 and 1996. Tania also appeared as a guest singer for Charbel Rouhana, Toufic Farroukh and Mounir Khawli’s albums and kept writing her own songs dreaming that one day she would release them.
Dissonance and Harmony: Arabic Music Goes West
(Premiered November 2, 2008)
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