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Kamilya Jubran

Kamilya Jubran is a singer and musician, born in Israel to Palestinian parents. Elias Jubran, Kamilya's father, an instrument maker and music teacher, provided her first exposure to classical Arab music.

From 1982 to 2002, Jubran was affiliated with Sabreen Group as the lead singer and Qanoon player, as well as other instruments. Together with the group she established the Sabreen Association for Artistic Development––a non-profit organization that seeks to promote art and music to the local community.

Since 2002 , Kamilya has performed primarily as a solo vocalist and oud player, touring extensively across Europe and the Middle East to present both original and classic compositions, and to share her broader vision of contemporary Arabic song.

Kamilya Joubran's peformance is made possible through the generous support of ArteEast ( and through a re-grant by the Ford Foundation.

Kamilya Jubra

Kamilya Jubran performs at the Asia Society as a part of the Muslim Arts Festival

Going Deeper

Kamilya Jubran's 2008 album Makan provided the artist with an opportunity to focus on poetry in Persian music, with the album featuring the words of poets Salman Masalha and Fadhil Al Azzawi, among others. Listen in on a sample from the track Lafz:

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And read on for more information on Jubran's style and the poetry with which she works.