Melina Gerges

Melina Gerges

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Melina brings her operatic training and Egyptian culture together in her music. Her Ethno Pop style and range are especially evident in her first single Salam (Arabic for peace). In this song she makes a universal call for peace in confusing times. Melina's music is penetrating and irrisistable.

Biography

Born in Houston, Texas to Coptic Egyptian parents Melina began singing in church, at age five. She made her professional debut as Nannetta in Falstaff with Opera Pacific in Festa Italiana and the Bridesmaid in the Marriage of Figaro. During the 2000-2001 season she was a member of Portland Opera's Young Artists Program. Most recently, Melina was recognized for her witty interpretation of Adele in New York City's Amato Opera production of Die Fledermaus. A Graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Melina has also enjoyed much success on the concert stage as well as solo recitals in both the United States and Italy.

However, it was a private performance in Los Angeles that first caught the attention of the Pop world and put her on the path to creating an original album. Her ability to fuse her Egyptian background and classical training make her music globally appealing. Melina is a singer/songwriter that writes from her own life experience and is able to express the most subtle of emotions. She is currently collaborating with Nashville producer/songwriter Doug Beiden on her debut album, Salam.

Her Ethno Pop style and range are especially evident in her first single Salam (Arabic for peace).
"I was inspired to write this song with Doug out of my frustration for our confusing troubled times. I wanted a song that would make people happy, yet still, be a calling for peace and participation in making things better. Hence the driving dance rhythms... action makes for a better world." It is also out of this passion that Melina has committed a portion of all her music sales to her favorite charities. As she states on her website www.melinamusic.com, "we can make a difference one note at a time!"

Lyrics

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Written By: Melina Gerges

I: Silently
Wishing love could find me
Moments away from giving up

Then you came into my life
All my pain was nullified
You’re the one that I’ve been missing

Chorus:
How could I have known
I’d fall for you completely
You are all I wanted and more

How could I have known
Love would be so easy
You’re all I need and more
So much more

II: Spinning
In control of nothing
Giving all I had to none

Then you came into my life
All my pain was nullified
You’re the one that I’ve been missing

Chorus
Bridge:
Guided by the light of your love
Soaring above
I find my strength in your eyes
I fall, but not for long

Salam

Written By: Melina Gerges - bmi

Salam

By: Melina Gerges and
Doug Beiden
Intro:
Hayat il Salam (peaceful life)
Albi Salam (peaceful heart)

Verse I.:

Unforgotten faces touch our souls
They shift the tide within to do more
We can make a difference on our own
Yet when our voices join, we become…

Chorus:

Salam
We can love we can live together
Salam
We can love we can live forever

Repeat Chorus.

Verse II:

Wheels of life keep ,
never stop)
Our days turn into nights, noisy thoughts
We can make a difference
In our world
The legacy we leave is our hope for

Chorus:
Salam

Discography

Salam
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