May Nasr

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May Nasr
مي نصر
Born 1965
Bahrain
Origin Lebanon
Genres Arabic music, Lebanese music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals

May Nasr (Arabic: مي نصر‎) is a Lebanese singer, musician and microfinancing consultant.[1] She was born in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1965 and she got a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Beirut in 1987.

Biography[edit]

She appeared for the first time as a singer with the Lebanese composer Zaki Nassif and artist Farid Abu Alkher, and trained with them between 1997 and 2002. Then she worked with Badia Haddad between 2004 and 2009.

May Nasr sings classic songs from the Lebanese and Syrian heritage, especially songs of Lebanese singer Fairuz.[1]

Nasr has participated in many Arabic concerts and festivals in Lebanon, Syria and Bahrain. She has also performed in concerts in the United States[2] and Germany. She released her first album Expensive in Beirut and Damascus. Her next album will be a collaborative effort with Puerto Rican musician Lourdes Pérez. She previously performed with Perez in the song "Te Llamo/Unadeekum" on Perez's 2005 album Este Filo. They also performed together in 2009 as part of Nasr's "Written in Water" tour[3] and in 2011 they reunited for a benefit concert for The Al Quds Association for Democracy and Dialogue.[4]

Nasr is also a microfinancing consultant. She concentrates on funding for women in the Middle East.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Lil Ghaly (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c David Garland (11 August 2007). "Spotlight on May Nasr". WYNC. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Paul de Barros (28 May 2006). "A little gray joins the colors at 35th Folklife". Seattle Times. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Silva, Elda (1 May 2009). "Cultural exchange". San Antonio Express. 
  4. ^ "El Castillo de Gibralfaro acogerá una velada en solidaridad con el pueblo palestino". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Europa Press. 17 August 2011.