Dima El Sayed

OneBeat 2013 Fellow

Poet, Vocalist

Beirut, Lebanon

Dima El Sayed is a poet and singer based in Lebanon. She studied to be a jurist and human rights researcher in Paris, before traveling to India to learn Dhrupad, the Hindustani sacred art of singing and finding your true voice. Her soulful voice and impassioned songwriting is informed by raga, Sufi Mystic tradition, and her practice as poet of three languages. She is currently Community Development Manager with the Danish Refugee Council, where provides training to INGOs willing to work with Syrian refugges in Lebanon. Through her work with UNESCO and prolific blogging, Dima is committed to artistic expression that mingles the personal and political.