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Meet Farrah Mechael

Today we’d like to introduce you to Farrah Mechael.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Farrah. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am a singer who sings passionately from my heart and soul. Music is in my blood; singing is programmed into my DNA. I began to sing before I could speak, humming the operatic melodies from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty “Once Upon A Dream.” I was enchanted at age two by Sarah Brightman’s live performance and thus my vocal journey began.

Being a Chaldean American woman born in Boston, raised in Detroit, and living in Los Angeles, I have a plethora of experiences and different vibrations that invigorate me as a singer. I began singing opera, which led to jazz, gospel, pop, urban, and eventually my own cultural, worldwide, original sound. Together, we can ensure the spread of freedom and self-expression through music.

Not only do I want my music to inspire you, I want it to take you back to a special time in your life. I want you to feel deeply and love passionately; I want my music to set you free. My purpose for this life is to change the world with the simplicity of songs. Through my music, I hope you may escape the stresses of reality and live in your personal version of peace.

This summer I just released my second EP and am working on topping the charts with my team. I am a pop artist, but I will say that my music definitely has its influences from opera, jazz, and hip-hop. I am classically trained and my sister Tamara and I both sang at the Detroit Opera House and were both in many operas, including Carmina Burana and Don Giovanni. After much opera training, I went on to sing gospel at various churches around Detroit. I was then asked to perform at President Obama’s Inauguration ceremony in Detroit, MI. I sang At Last by Etta James and got a standing ovation. It was after this event that I started working with producers and music engineers in the city of Detroit. After I released my first EP, written mainly by my genius and incredibly talented sister, Tamara Mechael and myself, we went on a 16 city US tour and got to perform my music around the country.

LET’S MAKE SOME HISTORY.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Having Middle-Eastern roots, it definitely hasn’t been easy pursuing a career in music. A lot of my family disowned me. My own father doesn’t agree with the image I’m putting out into the world. He thinks I should stick to being normal, but I encourage my fans to be unique and explain to them that it’s okay not to fit in or be “weird.” Expressing yourself is crucial in this world, and I know one day I will make my father proud.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I love to sing. I know I can make a difference in this world with music. I incorporate all genres of music, including opera, jazz, and gospel, into my “pop” music that I make today. Every background vocal and voice you hear in my songs, even if sounds like an eerie siren, is actually my voice. I put everything I have into my music. My one hope is that it resonates with you.

What were you like growing up?
I always loved music. I actually started singing before I could speak! Although as a child, I was very shy and didn’t break out of my shell until high-school. Thats why letting people know not fitting in or being considered “normal” by society’s standards is so important to me.

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