Mississauga, ON: For the third year running, the Living Arts Centre partners with the Canadian Arabic Orchestra and presents Carole Samaha in  Hammerson Hall as part of the Festival of Arabic Music & Arts (FAMA) 2019 at 7:30 pm on October 25, 2019. 

Carole Samaha is a Lebanese singer, actress and performer, who achieved recognition by winning the World Music Award for Best Performer in the Middle East (Monaco, 2014), the Daf Bama Music Award for Best Middle Eastern Female Act, and Best Performer in the Middle East (Hamburg, 2016).  She won numerous awards for her songs and albums, including: the Murex d’Or Award for Best Album of the Year (Hdoudi Sama, 2009) and again for Best Music Video (Khalik Behalik, 2011). 

Carole Samaha started her career in drama theatre in Beirut, and went on to land lead roles at the Mansour Rahbani Musical Theater with some of Lebanon’s most renowned actors; she starred in more than five soap operas, and went on to achieve fame as a  pop singer. 

Launched in 2017 by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra, the annual Festival of Arabic Music & Arts draws audiences from the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. During each cycle from the end of October to mid-November, this unique festival presents a series of concerts and performances hosting well-known Arab and non-Arab artists, both locally and from abroad. 

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra is a registered charity based in Mississauga Ontario, with the goal of promoting multicultural dialogue among the various cultures that make up the tapestry of Canadian Society. Through music and song, the Orchestra endeavours to connect Arab Canadians with their cultural heritage and to engage with Canadians of all cultural backgrounds. 

About the Living Arts Centre: The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga. A dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity, The Living Arts Centre is dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, culture and entertainment.