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Farah Siraj | Workshop: 1pm | Concert 7:45pm
Named Jordan's Musical Ambassadress, virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and Southwest Asia. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, World Economic Forum, The John F. Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, MTV and Coke Studio. In addition, Farah represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day.
To this date, Farah has toured Southwest Asia, Europe, India, South America and the United States, spreading the message of peace through her music. In 2011 Farah internationally released her album entitled NOMAD, fusing her influences of Arabic music, flamenco, jazz, bossa and pop, including more than 30 internationally acclaimed musicians from around the world. In June 2014, Farah released her latest album, Dunya, meaning “world” in Arabic and Hindi. Farah currently leads an ethnically diverse quintet of Arabian Flamenco Jazz, with world-class musicians from Southwest Asia, Europe, the United States and South America.
As a humanitarian, Farah focuses on raising awareness about the consequences of war and violence, and advocates for women's rights, refugee rights and animal rights. In recognition of her humanitarian efforts, Farah was invited to perform at the United Nations Humanitarian Awards, and her music was played before the United Nations Security Council before passing a legislation regarding the genocide in Darfur. Farah approaches music as a medium for peace and a way to amplify the voices of people around the world who need to be heard.
Workshop: Music, Instruments and Cultural History of Jordan
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