Her last performance with Equation was held in 1986, after which Canaan followed the solo path that took her beyond Lebanon to the world.
Many of her original compositions were radio hits. Canaan’s first original composition “Why All The Hurt” was a tribute to a deceased friend, a composition she wrote as a teenager and was a #1 hit on the radio charts in Lebanon.
Lydia Canaan has more beauty beyond her singing talent. She’s also a humanitarian activist, dedicated to worthy causes for children, the elderly, and animals’ rights. Throughout her life, she has been donating time, funds, and talent to many charities.
Worth noting that her composition “Beautiful Life” was chosen by President Nelson Mandela as the theme song for a charity event in South Africa.
As an artist with a voice and an objective, Canaan has received lots of valuable awards, such as the International Year of Volunteers Award for her humanitarianism from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Praised by an eminent UN Ambassador as a Diplomat Artist, Canaan has delivered intense humanitarian speeches at the 25th, 26th, 28th, 23rd, and 34th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Nothing but applause for Lydia Canaan, and all Lebanese women who shine worldwide as they carry Lebanon in their hearts wherever they go!