Abeer Nehme

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Personal information

Title: 
Singer, Musicologist, Composer, Theatre Actress, Producer

Contact information (private)

Postbox: 
P.O. Box 446 Jounieh, Lebanon
City: 
Ghadir, Mount Lebanon
Country: 
Lebanon
Mobile phone: 
961 3 935086 / 961 3 319832
Personal email address: 
contact@abeernehme.com

Social Media

Twitter: 
@abeernehme
Skype: 
abeernehme

Education

Master's degree candidate, Musicology, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon.
Bachelor's degree, Musicology (with high distinction), 2011, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon.
Diploma, Oriental Singing (with high distinction), 2006, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Musicology
Ancient Aramaic Chants
Playing the Dulcimer (Qanoun)
Music Composition
Singing
Production (Television/Documentaries)
Cultural and Musical Dialogue
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Singer (in more than twenty languages and styles), 2000-present.

Managing Partner, 2013-present, ETHNOPHOLIA PRODUCTION.

Creator, researcher, television presenter and producer of music documentaries, 2012-present.

Theater actress, 2007-present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Nehme, A. (2014). Al-Mutanabbi...Mousafiran Abadan [Al-Mutanabbi..an eternal traveller] [CD]. Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2012). Can you tell me [Single] [CD]. London & Sweden: W-music group [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2012). Our glory will be peace [Single] [CD]. London & Sweden: W-music group [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2012). Only the desert knows [Single] [CD]. London & Sweden: W-music group [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2012). It's a beautiful day [Single] [CD]. London & Sweden: W-music group [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2011). The gospel, word & hymn, Volume II [CD]. [written by Father Marwan Azar]. Bulgaria: Holy Spirit University of Kaslik [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2010). The gospel, word & hymn, Volume I [CD]. [written by Father Marwan Azar]. Lebanon: Holy Spirit University of Kaslik [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2010). Faha al-Shaza [exuded aroma][single][CD]. [written by Mahmoud Dornica, composed and arranged by Abdo Mounzer]. Beirut: Lebanese National Radio [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2010). The Passion [CD]. Beirut: Espera [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2009). Belaaks [On the Contrary][CD]. Beirut: Jean-Marie Riachi [Production].
  • Nehme, A. (2009). Aroma of my prayer [CD]. Beirut: Abeer Nehme [Production]
  • Nehme, A. (2006). Syriac rites [CD]. Syria: Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate [Production]
Major achievements: 

Abeer Nehme is considered to be the first Arab singer and one of the few worldwide to perform in more than twenty languages which makes her the emissary of cultural and musical dialogue in the region. She is specialized in different genres of music such as Arab traditional tarab, traditional middle eastern folks and Arab-Andalusian music.

Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • Featuring as the leading actor, singer and composer at the opening of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music - Bab Al-Madina - Original creation of the Spirit of Fez Foundation "conference of the Birds", Morocco, 2014.
  • Sang at the opening of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, a music creation produced by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, 2014.
  • Sang at the International World Sufi Spirit Festival (Two concerts in Jodhpur and Nagaur), India, 2014.
  • Sang at the Theater of the Hotel De Ville, municipality of Paris, 2014.
  • Sang at the Fez International Festival of World Sacred Music, Morocco, 2013.
  • Performed the two opening nights at the Beiteddine Art Festival, Lebanon, 2013.
  • Had several International performances around the world (USA, Africa, Gulf states and Europe), 2013.
  • Sang at the "Festival Les Orientales", Paris, July 2012.
  • Sang at the"Evora Festival ", Portugal, July, 2012.
  • Recorded a live concert accompanied by the Syrian Philharmonic National Orchestra at the Omayyad Palace Conference Hall, Damascus, 2010.
  • Had several performances in the most prestigious stages in Berlin, Sweden, USA, Bahrain, Dubai and Kuwait, 2010-2011.
  • Featuring as the leading actor and singer in major theater productions such as:
      - Jbara, A. (Director). (2013). Nouqaddimou Lakum Watan [We offer you a nation]. [Theater Play].
      - Rahbani, E. (Director). (2010). Eala. [Theater Play].
      - Rahbani, E. (Director). (2007).Al-Andalus, jawharatu al-‘alam[Andalusia, Jewel of the world]. [Theater Play].
  • Television Productions:
      - Abeer Nehme entered the world of television, leaving her unique mark by preparing and presenting herself a forty episode documentary entitled "Ethnopholia Musiqa Al Chou‘oub” [Ethnopholia music of the nations] a documentary produced by "Al-Mayadeen" television – the first of its kind in the world, in which Abeer stars traveling across the four corners of the world in search of the roots and origins of cultures, folk and ethnic music, 2012-present.

      - Abeer Nehme was hosted on the National Turkish Television [The Turkish Radio & Television Corporation-TRT] as a guest and leading performer in one of the most prestigious musical and cultural television programs, "One Thousand and One Nights", and was accompanied by the Turkish Orchestra, 2010-2011.

Awards and Distinctions

Received the Arab Radios Union Golden Award for the best environmental song of the year in the Arab world "Faha Al-Shaza" [exuded aroma] (written by Mahmoud Dornica, composed and arranged by Abdo Mounzer), 2010.

Received the "Murex D'or" for her exceptional voice and performance in the Arab world, 2010.

Received the Honor Award by the Apostoliki Diakonia [the Orthodox Christian Church of Greece], Greece, 2007.

Received the Academic Award of the Lebanese Diva by Lebanese singer Wadih El-Safi, 2000.