After recording the popular Lebanese song Ounadikum (I call to you), queer Puerto Rican singer Lourdes Perez never imagined she would be forging a relationship with Lebanese singer May Nasr who eventually got wind of Perez’s version in 2006. For Nasr, the song provided relief after her country had been bombed during that same year.
Since then, the two women have been collaborating on various multilingual projects, each time translating each other’s lyrics and offering songs of peace and hope.
This Saturday, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will bring both artists together again to perform songs from their latest Spanish/Arabic album titled Written in Water.
One of the highlights will be a duet version of Ounadikum, which originally brought the two singers together.
Lourdes Perez and May Nasr
$15 at door, 7pm, Saturday, May 14, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro, esperanzacenter.org, 210.228.0201
Watch Lourdes Perez during a performance at the Esperanza in 2015.