Tania Saleh is a Lebanese singer, songwriter and visual artist, one of the rare female singers and songwriters in the Arab world and one of the most respected alternative artists in the region. Her lyrics mirror the reality of the Lebanese and Arab social and political turmoil. Since her early debut in 1990, she has experimented with various musical genres.
Her collaborations include ones with Ziad Rahbani, Issam Hajali, Toufic Farroukh, Charbel Rouhana, Ibrahim Maalouf, RZA, Nile Rodgers, Charlotte Caffey, Rayess Bek, Tarek El Nasser, Natasha Atlas, Bernd Kurtzke, Anneli Drecker, Mathias Eick, Kjetil Bjerkestrand, Terry Evans and many others.
She has released around 5 albums, Tania Saleh (2002), Wehde (201), Live at DRM (2012) and Shwayit Souwar (2014), Intersections (2017). She also released many independent music videos directed by various talented Lebanese artists and film directors such as Nadine Labaki, Amin Dora, Chadi Younes, David Habchy and Obeida Sidani.
She wrote the song lyrics for two of Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s feature films Caramel (2007) and Where Do We Go Now? (2011), and co-wrote the title song of Philip Araktinji’s Heritages (2014). Many of her songs have been used in various television and radio programs, online journals and film soundtracks worldwide.
Tania was featured as one of the main Arab artists in the PBS-produced film Dissonance and Harmony/Arab Music Goes West and in compilation albums around the world: Songs from a Stolen Spring (Norway/USA), Bagdad Heavy Metal and Desert Roses 5 (USA), Radio Beirut (Germany), Sunset in Marrakesh and La Fleur Orientale (Turkey).
She performed live in various venues of the world including Byblos International Festival, Beirut Spring Festival, Music Hall (Lebanon), Dar Al Opera, Must Opera House, Al-Genaina Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandria (Egypt), Dubai Design District (UAE), The National Theatre of Doha (Qatar), The Roxy & Arlington Festival (USA), The Odeon Theatre (Jordan), Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (Sweden), Free Zone Festival and Women’s Voices (Norway), Al Shaheed Park (Kuwait) and many others.