Elizabeth Oshana was born in Habania in the land of Bet-Nahrain. She began her singing career at the age of six when she performed for school social events. Through encouragement from her family and friends, she continued her singing career when she came to the United States in 1975. But from East to West, there is Midwest, and Chicago gave birth to a young starlet – Elizabeth Oshana, f...amous for her soft alto voice and charismatic melodies.
She began singing in Chicago in 1977 with the group called “Sweet Band”. In 1980, she had her first solo performance in Australia.
The Midwest, precisely Chicago, has been the birthplace and nurturer of many big stars, and Elizabeth Oshana was at the onset of that stage, bringing her unique Assyrian style from Iraq in collaboration with musicians such as: Ashur Baba, Tony Atto and Sweet Band to center stage. She was at the recipient side of embracing fame within her community – celebrating New Year’s, Christmas time, Mother’s Day, Weddings. In fact, her song ‘YEMA’ from her second album remains an icon, as it has left a residual impression on many hearts from generations past, and those upcoming.
Elizabeth Oshana has taken permanent residence in shaping the traditional song in the Assyrian culture within a vastly progressive pop culture. Fast forward today, Elizabeth Oshana has released multiple albums with a huge fan base and performed in many events and countries around the world. With her most recent album “Gabbara D’Nhla” that has 8 beautiful tracks, has been a great performance by Elizabeth Oshana.