After her long career as the lead singer and qanoun player with the monumental Palestinian group Sabreen, Kamilya Jubran moved to Europe in 2002 and continued her search for an original musical expression on vocals and oud, whilst exploring new spaces and horizons for her compositions and texts through the various projects she instigates and is part of. Werner Hasler and Sarah Murcia featured in her first solo project M ahattaat in Switzerland in 2002, since then both becoming her main musical collaborators. Her collaborations with other artists include Sylvain Cathala, Mela Meierhans, Sawsan Darwaza, Mark Tompkins and Jon Balke. Jubran is the artistic director for Zamkana Association, which she also co-founded in October 2014 in Paris. Zamkana supports and accompanies original innovative artistic projects, supporting freedom of expression and secularism. Sodassi (Arabic for sextet, featuring Youmna Saba, Dina el Wedidi, Maya Khaldi, Ayed Fadel, Rasha Nahas and Sama’ Abdulhadi) is Zamkana’s fist artistic production starting in 2018.
Photo by Christophe Lavergne