Christiane Karam & Friends- 'Eastern Tapestries'
Christiane Karam (Voice, Percussion)
Beth Cohen (Strings)
Jussi Reijonen (Oud, Guitar)
Tareq Rantisi (Percussion)
Tupac Mantilla (Percussion)
With a Balkan Choir and appearances by ZilZALA and special guests!
Christiane is an award-winning songwriter (the USA Songwriting Competition, SESAC, The John Lennon Songwriting contest), and was honored by Berklee for her “outstanding contribution to international goodwill and understanding” for a multi-national peace concert she produced in the aftermath of 9/11. She is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music, as an Assistant Professor in Voice, Ensemble and Songwriting. She is the founder and leader of the Berklee Annual Middle Eastern Festival, and actively continues her work of bringing awareness and Positive Social Change through music and the arts.
Christiane's upcoming release, "Eastern Tapestries", celebrates the different vocal traditions of the Middle East, the Balkans and Central Asia, and ranges from traditional renditions to in the moment contemporary interpretations and improvisations. It will be launched this fall and performed with ZilZALA and many special guests.