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Lena Chamamyan is a Syrian singer of Armenian descent. Born in Damascus, she started singing at an early age giving her first concert when she was five years old. Classic was mixed with oriental jazz and Armenian music to reflect the unique essence of Lena’s style as a vocalist. She was charmed from the very beginning by the idea of mixing simple oriental tunes with cords. Several friends from the high institution of music helped Lena understand and conceptualize the project, the first of whom was Basel Rajoub who arranged and managed her music.
In September 2006 Lena Chamamyan and Basel Rajoub were declared winners of the first Radio Monte Carlo Moyen-Orient Music Award at the Al Hussein Cultural Centre in Amman, Jordan. In May 2007 Lena launched her new album entitled ‘Shamat’ at Al Hamra Theater in Damascus.
Photos by Hanibaael Naim