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Lara Elayyan

Pioneering artist revitalizing Palestinian folklore through music and song.

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Date of Birth:

1983

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Amman, Jordan

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Why Featured?

Lara Elayyan is celebrated for her contributions to Palestinian and Arabic traditional music, her talent in singing and playing the Oud, and her dedication to reviving Palestinian folklore through her art. Her work has significantly contributed to the cultural and artistic landscape of the Palestinian community, embodying a fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds that honor and keep alive the rich heritage of Palestinian music.

Brief bio

Lara Elayyan, a Jordanian resident, born in 1983 in Amman, is a renowned singer and musician known for her contribution to Palestinian and Arabic music. She has a Master’s degree in Musical Arts and a B.A in Social Studies from the University of Jordan. She discovered her singing talent early and has since been a part of many local and international concerts. Lara is known for her efforts in reviving Palestinian folklore and traditional songs, blending them with high technical standards of performance. Her first solo album, "Helwi," was released in 2014.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • 2005: Graduated with a B.A in Social Studies from the University of Jordan.

  • 2006: Became a member of the band Sharq.

  • 2008: Released the album “Bayn Bayn” with Sharq band.

  • 2014: Released her first solo album “Helwi”.

  • 2016 - 2020: Released several single songs.

  • Reviving Palestinian and Arabic traditional songs and music...See More

  • Participation in numerous international concerts, spreading Palestinian music globally...See More

  • Winning the bronze award for singing at the Mugam festival in Baku-Azerbaijan...See More

  • Releasing multiple albums and singles that blend traditional Palestinian music with modern elements.

  • Actively supporting humanitarian causes through her art.

Date of Last Update: 
December 14, 2023

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