On Saturday, December 9th,Tania Saleh , the Lebanese singer, songwriter and visual artist, has launched her new audiovisual album “ Intersection” at Station Sin El Fil in the presence of local stars, influencers and media representatives. After showcasing a promotional film, a panel discussion was attended by Tania Saleh and Erik Hillestad, the album producer.
“Intersection” is a new audiovisual experiment, mixing Arabic poetry, classical melodies, street art, Arabic calligraphy and contemporary electronic sound.
Tania Saleh was inspired by many positive sources presented by artists, poets, philosophers, thinkers, scientists and all the many heroes of everyday life. She has chosen to revisit great inspiring poems from different poets of the Arab world and turn them into contemporary songs. Being a visual artist herself and a big fan of street art, she also painted some murals on the walls of the Arab world and even in Oslo, Norway. Those murals are an attempt to express the essence of the timeless poetry she chose, and mirror the situation in the Arab streets today.
“ Intersection is a new path in my career, an audiovisual experiment, mixing Arabic poetry, classical and Arabic melodies, street art, Arabic calligraphy and contemporary electronic sound. It describes the state of the Arab World, standing still, at an intersection between East and West, religious beliefs, extremism and moderation, good and evil, war and peace. It is about time to decide which way to go. My humble aim, in this project is to transmit the idea of a possible common cultural ground to the next Arab generations. After all, our dialects may differ, but we all speak the same language”. Tania Saleh