On a visit to Damascus in 2009, on the recommendation of two women I met in a CD shop, I purchased 'Musique Des Derviches Tourneurs de Damas'
Al-Kindi, who was born in Basra and lived in the ninth century, was known as 'The Philosopher of the Islamic empire'.
"Established in 1983 by Julien Bernard Jallal Edin Weiss in homage to...
Lena is an Armenian Syrian singer, composer and musician. Described as a Syrian ambassador spreading the jasmine voice of Damascus, she has performed in Germany, England, Sweden, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Russia, as well as her home country of Syria.
She sings mainly in Arabic and Armenian, but also in Syriac, English, French and Italian.
Lena graduated from Damascus University in...