The First Arab Soprano Ever to Release an Album on Both Platforms
Jordanian Soprano Zeina Barhoum's First Album Now Available on iTunes & Anghami
Jordanian Soprano Zeina Barhoum's album AlcĂˇntara - Bridging Cultures Across The Mediterranean & Beyond is now available on iTunes & Anghami marking herself as the first Arab Soprano ever to release an album on both platforms. The album contains 10 Arabic and international cover songs including: the classical Andalusian-Arabic song Lamma Bada, the Neapolitan songs O Sole Mio and FuniculĂ¬ FuniculĂ , as well as Granada, La Cidarem La Mano, Ftani Os Edho, Sempre Libera from Verdi's La Traviata, Oh Mio Babbino Caro, Lascia Chi'o Pianga and La Vie En Rose. To listen or download the songs check the following links:
A mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc., iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have - and shop for the ones you want to get. It's also home to Apple Music, with an enormous catalog of 40 million songs. Users can also choose from over 100,000 movies and TV shows to watch on iTunes.
Anghami, the leading Music platform in the Arab world, provides a seamless experience to listen to unlimited music on-the-go on your mobile. With millions of songs to search from, stream, download and share, Anghami makes listening to music enjoyable again. Anghami, today, is the number 1 Music platform in MENA region with the largest catalog comprising of more than 20 Million songs available for more than 33 Million users.
Zeina Barhoum is a classically trained Soprano and founder of The AlcĂˇntara music and art series. Zeina
has performed at benefits countless times for the benefit of women, children, peace and prosperity. She also supports young talents in music and arts in the Arab region.
Her album AlcĂˇntara refers to the Roman stone arch bridge built in Extremadura, Spain. The title of the song reflects Zeina's dedication to building strong connections of understanding and compassion through her music. Her second album, AlcĂˇntara II was recently recorded live and launched at a concert accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lviv, Ukraine and Choir featuring Syrian Tenor Bassem Al Khouri lead by Conductor Lorenzo Tazzieri. Zeina obtained a BSC in Visual Communication at the American University of Sharjah.
During 2017, Barhoum was awarded the Grand Prix at a ceremony held by the Embassy of Ukraine in Jordan. She had previously won the same award at the 2nd Taras Shevchenko International Singing Competition. In July 2017, Barhoum launched the Amman Opera Festival (AOF), the first opera festival in the Arab world. Currently, she is working on the AOF's second edition featuring the opera La Boheme on September 4th and 6th, 2018 at the Roman Theatre in downtown Amman. The festival will be opened with a concert highlighting young local talent with two orchestras, a local orchestra and an international one.
Under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Soprano Zeina Barhoum and Somerset artist Peter Lawrence held an art exhibition that included some of their paintings, as part of AlcĂˇntara Beyond the Wells: Bridging Cultures with Music and Art, at the Bishop's Palace in Wells, UK.
Zeina is also a fashion designer at Creative Concepts Industries (CCI), a family business that was founded in July 2006. She started her own jewelry brand Zeina Barhoum Jewelry.