The Rise and Rise of Lebanese Music

FayrouzModern 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

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