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June 20 2021 5:48 AM ˚

Yara Juban: Paying it forward to young talents

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Local musician Yara Juban (Photo: Handout from Yara Juban)
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AMMAN — Local musician Yara Juban went from singing on a school stage to performing in the Dubai Opera. اضافة اعلان

A singer, member of a choir, radio presenter, and YouTuber, Yara discovered her vocal talent and passion for music at an early age.

“My talent grew from the school and I decided that when I finish school, I will be a member of a choir,” Juban told Jordan News in an interview.

She explained that the simplicity of her lyrics helps her convey her feelings, whether love, passion, anger, or sadness. She added that she prefers simple words with deeper meanings and loves to sing emotional songs, which she covers on her YouTube channel, where she has nearly 90,000 views.

“Singing is the soul’s food and I can't live without it,” the songstress said. She described the sadness she felt when the pandemic forced the shutdown of music rehearsals and events. 

 In 2019, Yara’s choir, Mosaica Singers, participated in a competition against other Middle Eastern choirs in Dubai and received the “Choir of the Year” award.

“I got to sing a solo at the Dubai Opera. It was one of the best moments in my life,” she recalled. “Dubai Opera is a place for singing. You feel that your voice is different there. It’s like a fairytale.”

Juban also recalled her experience singing with Mosaica Singers at the ceremony of the Kingdom’s 75th Independence Day. The event was held at Raghadan Palace and attended by His Majesty King Abdullah, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, as well as a number of Royal family members and senior officials and officers.

In the celebration, the choir and the Jordanian singer Zain Awad performed Zahrat Al Madaen, a famous song from the Lebanese diva Fairuz. “It was a great responsibility and a beautiful experience,” she told Jordan News.

Yara manages Mosaica Kids, a choir for talented children. “Seeing talented children brings you back to your inner child and reminds you that dreams do come true,” she said. She loves working with children and believes that helping these young talents to grow and shine is priceless.

A radio presenter at Radio Hala, Yara finds that a lot of support for her singing career comes from her team at the station. Her coworkers support her talent by sharing her covers and playing them on the radio.

Yara revealed that she has recently been working on singing all of her favorite cartoon themes in one single medley. “I still have big dreams, and I want to make a difference and leave a legacy.”


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