Modern Lebanese music is characterized by a fusion of Western and Arab influences, reflecting the complex and multicultural nature of Lebanese society.
It would be impossible to write about popular Lebanese music without mentioning Fairuz, the singer who has been called the ‘soul of Lebanon’ and her country’s ‘‘ambassador to the stars’’. Fairuz and the Rahbani brothers “revolutionized Lebanese music and they revolutionized Arabic music in general”. “People initially rejected that and thought it was too Western, that it wasn’t Lebanese at all, that she was just copying the West, but it was groundbreaking.”
Source: The Rise and Rise of Lebanese Music – Fanack Chronicle
Even Turkey and Germany listen to Fairuz more than Lebanon. Source: Artist Insights – YouTube read more
Telecommunication ministry issued stamps celebrating celebrities in music, sculptures, literature, theater and dance. Here are some links: Basbous Brothers Fayrouz Nabih Abou El Hosn Wadih El Safi Alphabet Said Akl Hassan Alaa Eddine Sabah Caracalla Right click, then Save target… … read more
You don’t have to be Lebanese to know the voice of Nihad Haddad, better known as Fairuz — Arabic for “turquoise.” Jamie Tarabay from npr.org wrote an article in a part of a serie called “50 great voices”. Jamie added … read more