A very old black and white video of the Lebanese singer and performer Fairouz has resurfaced in the past few days.
In this video, the Lebanese legend Fariouz appears in an interview with a number of journalists. The Lebanese Atef Al Bazaz asked her: “Why did you use the Lebanese dialect instead of the Egyptian one when singing a part of the musician Mohamad Abdl Wahab song (Khayek Aoul Elli Fe Albi).”
Fairouz, who somehow seemed surprised by the question, answered spontaneously and in a laugh: “I sang the song in this way and Mr. Mohamad Abdl Wahab said nothing about this point, I don’t know if it’s right or wrong”.
Despite Fairouz’s pervasive presence, she is known for her reserved personality that made her unable to give an interview or public appearance unless for a performance for the past 40 years.
Fairouz, whose real name is “Nouhad Wadie Haddad” performed for the first time in her entire life at her school.
This small podium was her one-way ticket to professional theaters and the world’s greatest stages like “The Royal Albert Hall” in London, “Music Hall” in Cleveland, Ohio, “Carnegie Hall” in New York, and many more. After performing on these international stages Forbes titled her as the “All-Time Great” singer in the Middle East.
Her artistic achievements include over 1,500 songs and more than 80 albums, as well as musical performances produced by the Rahbani’s.
Our great Fairouz is the last of the famous Lebanese cultural trio icons that include the great singer, composer, and actor Wadih Al Safi who passed away in 2013 and the diva of music Sabah who died in 2014.
We truly wish Fairouz a long happy life!