Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Fairouz performs 3 beautiful songs
Nouhad Wadi Haddad (Arabic: ) (born November 21, 1935), famously known as Fairuz (Arabic: , also spelled Fairouz or Fayrouz) is a Lebanese singer who is widely considered to be the most famous living singer in the Arab world and one of the best known of all time. Her songs are constantly heard throughout the region, and still spark Lebanese national pride. She was born in Jabal al Arz (Cedar Mountain) to a Maronite Christian family. She is of the Greek Orthodox faith, having converted when she married Assi Rahbani, one of the two brothers who helped shape her singing career. She is also the mother of the Lebanese singer and composer Ziad Rahbani and the Lebanese director and photographer Rima Rahbani. She was first noticed at the International Festival of Baalbek, where she performed many of her songs. She became famous after appearing on the "Lebanese Nights" part of the festival for many successive years. Fairuz is commonly known as "Ambassador to the Stars" and "Neighbor to the Moon".