Lebanese-Canadian singer Maya Waked is coming home to Lebanon to perform live in Beirut on November 1st, 2019, a first-of-its-kind concert of Lebanese Russian music blend that promises a mesmerizing musical show.
A large audience is expected to attend the concert that will take place at the Theatre Du Boulevard in Beirut. It will feature the Lebanese talented composer-arranger and pianist, Elie Maalouf, who will accompany Waked on the piano alongside a Lebanese ensemble of our best musicians as well as the Russian balalaika trio.
Maya Waked announced the news to her fans on social media by posting several photos of the event, captioning in her words, “Have you booked your calendars yet?” and “Any guesses where will we be? and “Friday, November 1, 2019, stay tuned!”
“The big day is getting closer and I can’t wait to perform in Beirut alongside an ensemble of the best Lebanese musicians!!” said our Lebanese-Canadian singer. “Get your tickets now from any Libraire Antoine branch or online from the link in my bio.”
Born in Lebanon, Maya Waked is a popular Lebanese-Canadian singer, and also a writer and a journalist. She published 3 novels, worked as a radio anchor, and released her first album Helm Majnoon in 2012. She performed this year at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA, and more recently at the prestigious Place des Arts in Montreal; among others.
Her album Helm Majnoon (Crazy Dream) brought back to life popular Lebanese songs which she remixed to appeal to new audiences. Through that album, Maya re-introduced songs that used to play on Lebanese radio stations during the ’80s and ’90s.
The album consists of seven songs that are signed by Lebanese composers and musicians Abboud Saadi and Arthur Satyan. “These melodies and words are in our DNA and collective memory. I don’t want to see them die with the next generation,” Maya explained.
“I think that Lebanese around the world need this kind of music. After all, we are all stuck between the past and the present and, some of us are torn between our native land and the adoptive country,” Maya said, speaking of herself and so many of our people in the diaspora. In simple words that said it all, she ascertained, “This music speaks to all.”