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The Lady and the Legend: the Arab World's Most Beloved Singer

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  • Audio CD (7 Feb. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Manteca
  • ASIN: B00076SJFK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,025 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ana Fezaani
  2. Mush Kissa Hai
  3. Yabki Wa Yadhak
  4. Fi Shi Am'bisseer
  5. Dhia'anou
  6. Shat Iskandaria
  7. Ams Intahena
  8. Kal Ya Baita Lana
  9. Al Lail Anasheed Wa Alomur Mawaied
  10. Prova
  11. Kifak Inta
  12. Wahdon
  13. La Inta Habibi
  14. Nassam Alayna
  15. Yes'ed Sabahak

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Format: Audio CD
I'm a German engineer and manager who has the luck to live and work at the edge of the largest and most beautiful and "most unseen" desert of Arabia, the Rub Al Khali desert, the "Empty Quarter". I enjoy to listen to the best and most famous singers in traditional and in modern music.

I travel to all performances of FAIRUZ, since she is the last of the "all-time big 5" in traditional classic Arab music - the all-time big 5 are: #1: Oum Khaltoum, #2: Haleem Hafez, # 3 Mohammad Abdel Wahab, #4: ...., #5: FAIRUZ (the last living legend!)

....A portrait of Fairouz:

Born and raised in Lebanon, Fairuz began her musical career as a teenager. From chorus girl at the Lebanese radio station in the late 1940s, to critical and popular acclaim from the 1950's to today, Fairuz is acknowledged not only for her musical talent and contribution, but also as a cultural and political icon. A symbol of a people, a heritage, a quest for peace, and of humanity.

During most of her career, Fairuz reflected two other great artists, Assi and Mansour Rahbani. They wrote the lyrics and composed her tunes. Today, many of her songs reflect t he composing talent of Ziad Rahbani who is Fairuz's son. Her songs testify to the Rahbani musical genius, as well as to Fairuz's broad musical background. As Dr. J. Racy says, "More than just a singer's name, Fairuz is a concept whose connotations are ethnic and nationalistic, as well as musical and poetic." Referred to as "The Soul of Lebanon" in the 70's, Fairuz became a pre-eminent figure, a superstar of current music in the Arab world. Together, the Rahbani family is both a school of music and a cultural phenomenon.
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Format: Audio CD
I first encountered Fairuz about 20 years ago. I bought a 7" vinyl disc from the early 60's in a secondhand shop and have been smitten ever since. Fairuz is simply peerless. A wonderful vocal stylist and unsurpassed in those subtle decorations and improvisations which are admired in Arabic music. This would be a fairly good introduction to her recording career that began, incredibly, in the 40's! But where is "Habbeytak Bessayf", one of her greatest achievements? I can also live without "Wahdon". I know it is one of her most famous late songs, but its jazzy style is just not my thing.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8dcce24c) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0x8e25087c) out of 5 stars Neighbour to the moon, ambassador to the stars... 24 Feb. 2007
By Omar Besbes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
" After Years of thirst, a voice like fresh water has arrived. A cloud, a love letter from another planet: Fairuz has overwhelmed us with ecstasy. Names and figures of speech remain too small to define her. She alone is our agency of goodwill to which those of us looking for love and poetry belong. When Fairouz sings, mountains and rivers follow her voice, the mosque and the church, the oil jars and loaves of bread. Through her, every one of us is made to blossom, and once we were no more than sand; men drop their weapons and apologize. Upon hearing her voice, our childhood is molded anew."

Nizar Qabani
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HASH(0x91d0b938) out of 5 stars Fairuz -- The Lady and the Legend 15 Dec. 2006
By Cathy L. Stanfill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Lebanese easy listening music. Very nice melodies and songs.
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