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Gaida

Gaida (vocal instruction) is one of the most “effusive and charming vocalists in the New York world music scene.” Gaida performs “entrancing” innovative interpretations of Syrian folk songs, originals, and freestyle improvisations over Arabic grooves. The wide range of musical styles heard within Gaida’s music reflects the diversity of her background. One song may capture the vocal finesse and tenderness of Fairuz, or highly ornate vocal stylings reminiscent of Oum Kalthoum, contrasted by a slow, sultry blues number, followed by a Brazilian, samba-like piece. These various styles flow together organically and naturally; tied together by Gaida's depth of soul and her evocative and expressive voice, which transcends genre and drives directly into the listener's heart. Gaida and her band were featured in Jonathan Demme’s, Rachel Getting Married and Jimmy Carter Man from Planes. Gaida recorded with Robyn Hitchcock, Gillian Welch and Alejandro Escovedo. She performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, BAM, Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and many world music festivals.

More information about Gaida can be found here.

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