Words by Amar Dhillan
Innovative Syrian-Armenian singer Lena Chamamyan presents her new songs at London’s Barbican this Friday
Written while living in exile in Paris and informed by the tragedy of war in her home country, Lena Chamamyan’s new album Hannah and Blossoms is influenced strongly by Armenian and Arabic traditions, drawing on Western genres in what has been termed ‘Oriental jazz’. Chamamyan has performed across the globe, from Cairo to Amsterdam, and her enchanting voice carries a message of hope and peace.
Tickets are available on the Barbican website.