Zouk Mikael International Festival Press Conference May 3 2017



The first concert Tuesday, July 4: Guy Manoukian Musician, composer and musician presents “The Journey”.

In celebration of his 25 years in the music industry, Guy Manoukian opens the Zouk Mikael Festival with the first show of his new concert “The Journey” before starting his tour.

Guy Manoukian, who set out from Lebanon, crossed borders and became a prominent figure in the world. He has won a number of international awards, most notably and closest to his heart: the Armenian Music Award, which he won in Los Angeles, as wellas the Arab Music Award in Dubai.


* The second concert Thursday, July 6: Maysaa Kara, aLebanese-American singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles will present a concert titled:


She will be accompanied by an All-Star group of musicians who have been/are part of bands such as PINK FLOYD, STEVIE WONDER and DAVID BOWIE.

Mayssa came into the spotlight in 2013 when she recorded her own adaptation of the of the song “White Rabbit” for the American film “American Hustle” which was nominated for 10 Oscars. The sound track of the film was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Mayssa was featured with Placido Domingo in a documentary about Enrico Caruso.  Just last week she released her own adaptation of the song “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd feat. Pink Floyd’s rhythm guitarist and Saxophone player Scott Page.