Natalie Fasheh is a fourth year Don Wright Faculty of Music student at Western, who came from Jordan to Canada in her first year. Being a global citizen, Natalie is passionate about bringing positive social change through community-building, and advocates for facilitating atmospheres for youth to flourish in athletic and musical communities.
Having found this passion as a national Jordanian volleyball player, and in choir and theater, Natalie carries with her an ever-broadening cultural horizon through meeting performers and athletes in Jordan, the Middle East, and around the globe. She coached volleyball to Jordanian adolescents, and has been involved in fruitful creative collaborations with diverse groups of people in both Jordan and Canada, from children to experienced professionals, through various foundations, events, festivals and productions.
Her exposure to the Darbouka drum as a child enabled her to teach the instrument to under-serviced Jordanian children, and then play it regularly in Canada, while singing alongside Khaled Humaid on the Oud guitar, in cultural events. Natalie looks forward to continue celebrating her love of diversity, by fusing music of different cultures in arrangements and compositions, learning more from others, and enriching her growing passion for leading communities through volleyball and music.