Lamia Yared was born in Lebanon and grew up in Montréal. For ten years, she has been singing and exploring Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music culture. She has specialised in the repertoire of Levantine music and studied with singers from Syria, Lebanon, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. With her collective group, Ensemble Zaman, she has been performing repertoires written by Syrian and Egyptian composers from the Ottoman period. She has performed for a variety of Festivals such as Festival du monde arabe, Festival des cultures Syriennes de Montréal, Festival des Traditions du monde of Sherbrooke, and Maisons de la culture.