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artist: Artists Wadi Al-Safi

  • program June 6, 2015

    Two Tenors of Arabic Music Play Las Vegas

    In Las Vegas in the year 2000, two legends of Arabic art music performed an historic concert. Wadi’ Al-Safi was called “the pure voice of Lebanon” because for decades he had brought the folkloric songs of the Lebanese countryside to … Read more »

  • blog October 15, 2013

    Wadi‘ al-Safi Obituary

    Wadi‘ al-Safi, known as the “Voice of Lebanon,” has passed away at the age of 91 on October 11. Al-Safi, a singer, songwriter, oud player and actor was renowned in Lebanon, the Lebanese diaspora, and the Arab world as a … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 3, 2013

    Lebanon 2: Diasporas

    As the Ottoman Empire waned in the late 19th century, there was scarcity, economic stress, and political oppression in Lebanon. The once lucrative silk industry died. Factories closed. Families in search of better lives emigrated, or sent children abroad. Today, … Read more »

  • blog December 5, 2011

    Discography: Tarab: the Art of Ecstasy in Arab Music

    Here are a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide’s Tarab: the Art of Ecstasy in Arab Music: Various artists “Le Luth Des Virtuoses” (Duniaphon 1996, Virgin France 2001) Sabah Fakhri “Au Palais Des Congres-1978” (Club du Disque Arabe 1995) … Read more »

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