Yuval Ron Featuring Najwa Gibran
Najwa Gibran is considered one of the finest Arabic female singers living today in the west. She is an expert of the Arabic traditional vocal technique called Mawal (an improvisational passage) and an expert of Lebanese and Bedouin folk songs. She grew up in Haifa to a musical family of Christian Arab heritage. She began her musical training with her father Marun in Middle Eastern vocal techniques and Maqamatt (traditional Middle Eastern musical scales system) and studied piano at the Haifa conservatory. Since the age of 13, Najwa has sung professionally in various Arabic community events. After immigrating to Canada she continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto where she studied voice. She is the lead vocalist with Canada's Arabesque Dance Company and The Yuval Ron Ensemble in Los Angeles. She has been featured on Arabesque Dance Companys "Oyoun" CD, Boomtang "Wet" and on The Yuval Ron Ensemble CD "Under The Olive Tree," as well as on the soundtrack for the film "Helen of Troy." Najwa has participated in numerous music festivals such as "A Concert for the Peace, Health, and Prosperity" (New York City), "Festival Of lights" (Toronto), "Holiday Of Holidays" (Israel), "Bridging the Silence" (Toronto), and the "Microfest" (Los Angeles) and several concerts for promoting peace in the Middle East.