Jana Saleh is a performer, music producer and sonic artist from Beirut, Lebanon.
Jana has a BA in film scoring and music synthesis from Berklee College of Music. She spent 10 years in New York exploring various music scenes touring North America as an electro acoustic duo with her long time collaborator and C-sound pioneer Dr. Richard Boulanger, to reggae and dancehall music and heading the new media department in the number one reggae and dancehall label, VP Records.
Jana moved back to Beirut in 2009 to open her own production house dedicated to local artist development; with the emphasis on artists working with Arabic music.
Jana has since been involved in various multimedia projects: producing a series musical rencontre and concerts for the Sharjah Biennale 2011, performing as part of Ashkal Alwan's Homework, the Jaou Festival in Tunis with Ligia Lewis, the ICA in London, the Beirut Art Center, Schauspeil Koln–Britney with Melissa Logan from Chicks On Speed, Douroub Al Tawaya Festival, Abu Dhabi–AE with a piece by Cevdet Erek, the Sfeir-Semler gallery in Beirut with Mounira Al Solh with a project performed again in Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and the Wiels, Belgium.
Jana’s composition Soupir is featured in the Lebanese compilation Istimrar in 2021 and has been written about in the Financial Times, she also contributed music for the artist Neil Beloufa’s first NFT entitled Digital Mourning.
Jana composes music for plays, add campaigns and television series and is an active member of Beirut's DJ scene.
Jana has a monthly spot on Radio Al Hara where she explores original material in 1hour. In addition her DJ sets have been played on NTS Radio in England, Radio Nova in France, Radio Veneno in Brazil and Roots Radio in Turkey.
In June of 2020 Jana Saleh was part of a team that organized a series of virtual performances regrouping 40 Lebanese artists residing in and outside Lebanon in an effort to raise funds for two Lebanese NGOs working in the fight of hunger and in education. Musica Sawa managed to raise €50,000 for Lebanon.
In August 2020 Jana’s music studio and home were devastated by the Beirut pier blast, her focus and efforts like many artists residing in Beirut are geared to the best of her ability towards awareness and continuation of the artistic scene of the city.