Songs from Lebanon: A Benefit Vocal Workshop for Beirut

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Zoom (Online)

Welcome to a benefit vocal workshop exploring songs from Lebanon. Given the tragic explosion that took place in Beirut early August, we felt compelled to bring together a one hour program that shares with the arts community a couple of beautiful tunes from Lebanon. Our objectives are to reflect, through singing and voice, on loss and love, and to celebrate our shared humanity with a ray of hope.

The workshop is open to everyone! We will begin by discussing and demonstrating the songs, and asking everyone to join in a community style singing. We will conclude the workshop with space for reflections and questions. We will provide all material needed (sound samples, lyrics, translations, and transliterations) before the workshop. No prior preparation is necessary!

We aim to raise and donate 100% of the workshop proceeds to support several NGOs-based in Beirut-doing very critical and urgent work.

About workshop leader Khatchadour Khatchadourian:

Khatchadour is a San Francisco Bay Area-based Lebanese-Armenian musician. He is a vocalist traversing both Armenian and Arabic traditions, and a Duduk player. He is a founding member of three Bay Area ensembles: Sayat Nvaq, Yeraz, and Saideh & Khatch. He has released five albums within the world music and meditation genres. He holds Bachelor's degrees in Anthropology & Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. For more information visit:

Cost: $5-$500 contribute what you can. Suggested donation: $25