Donia Jarrar

Donia Jarrar is a Palestinian-American composer, pianist, and music educator whose work spans the genres of classical, electronic, experimental and pop music with undertones of Arabic influence.  She often appears as a performer in her own work, highlighting the importance of personal narrative and storytelling to her compositional structure through lyrics and poetry.  She has performed and premiered pieces across America, Europe and the Middle East to positive reviews, including in Paris, Kuwait City, Egypt, and South Africa.  She is currently teaching music theory classes and piano lessons at Al-Kamandjati, in Ramallah, Palestine and in her beautiful hometown village of Jenin.  She is also working as a music appreciation teacher for UNRWA elementary school children in Jalazon and Qalandia refugee camps as a part of the Terre Des Hommes project “Music bridges West Bank, Italy and France.”

WEBSITE:  http://doniajarrar.com/

LISTEN: Cairo, I love you for two pianos
Donia Jarrar and Aya Yamamoto, piano

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