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Mayssa Karaa

Mayssa Karaa is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter with a musical message about empowerment and overcoming adversity. An American citizen born in Beirut, Lebanon, she infuses middle eastern influences into modern global pop, melding an inspiring, unique, creative blend. The local audience would recognize her performance of the official theme song at the opening of the Dubai Expo 2020. International Cinema audiences might identify her voice from the hit film American Hustle, where her Arabic version of the Sixties classic “White Rabbit” was a standout track on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack. Mayssa is a Berklee College of Music alum and currently the Artistic Director at Berklee College of Music’s campus in Abu Dhabi.  She  was also the Artistic Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 all female “Firdaus orchestra” initiative under the patronage of Oscar winning producer AR Rahman.