MY IMMIGRANT STORY
Boston immigrants are sharing their personal stories and cultural heritage through storytelling and the arts.
Christiane performed "Polegnala e Todora" during the City of Boston's "Immigrant Heritage Month Virtual Celebration" in June 2020. Learn more about her story:
Born and raised in war-torn Lebanon, Christiane Karam's eclectic vocal style stems from her love for different musical traditions and roots in Armenian, Arab, and French cultures. She first came to Boston in 1998 to attend Berklee College of Music and then later, the New England Conservatory.
She has taught and performed around the world, and collaborated with the likes of Javier Limon, Tigran Hamasyan, Binka Dobreva, and Bobby McFerrin at venues such as Summerstage, Carnegie Hall, and the Teatro Nacional, to name a few.
In addition to coaching and performing, she is an award-winning songwriter and the founder and leader of both the acclaimed Pletenitsa Balkan Choir and the Berklee Annual Middle Eastern Festival. She is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music where she continues her work of bringing awareness and positive social change through music and the arts.