Barbes, 376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Nano Raies at Barbes Wednesday October 19th, 7pm Barbes - 376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 $20 Suggested Donation
Featuring: Nano Raies - vocals Jemina - piano James Labrosse - guitar Daisy Castro - violin Nezih Antakli - percussion John Murchison - bass
Nano Raies is a singer-songwriter and actress originally from Homs, Syria. She fled the war in Syria and came to the US to pursue her passion in music, becoming the first Syrian woman to attend and graduate from Berklee College of Music. Nano sings in multiple languages like Arabic, English, French and Portuguese, and her music style is a fusion of pop, Middle Eastern Arabic, western classical, gypsy jazz, Latin, and Brazilian.
Her latest projects include a cover song of “The Prayer” by David Foster, where she wrote Arabic lyrics to honor the tenth year anniversary of the Syrian war. She also re-wrote the famous "Bella Ciao" song in Arabic for the Lebanese revolution and other countries that are going through a revolution. Nano's rendition of "Bella Ciao," titled "Thawret Shaab," became the anthem for the recent Iraqi revolution. Before that she re-wrote the Beatles’ song “Drive My Car” in Arabic in honor of Saudi women gaining the right to drive. In connection with releasing the Arabic "Drive My Car", Nano was interviewed by a number of international news outlets, such as CNN & Al-Arabiya. Nano has also had the honor of sharing the stage with major artists such as the maestro Simon Shaheen and the world renowned band Pink Martini. Other appearances include the World Bank's first musical performance at the opening of the Security-Development Nexus 2018 Spring Meeting where she emerged among kings and queens singing speaking to their hearts rather their minds, and a performance at UNICEF in September of 2019 in support of a case filed on behalf of 16 youth, including Greta Thunberg, against five countries for their involvement in perpetuating the climate crisis.