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Nouhad Wadi Haddad (Arabic: نهاد حداد‎) (born November 21, 1935), famously known as Firooz (Arabic: فيروز‎, also spelled Fairuz, Fairouz or Fayrouz) is a Lebanese diva, that is widely considered to be the most famous living singer in the Arabic-speaking world and one of the best known of all times. Her songs are constantly heard throughout the region, and still spark Lebanese national pride.

She was born in Jabal al Arz (Cedar Mountain),Lebanon to a Syriac Catholic Assyrian father from Mardin,(which was a Syrian city at the time but now in Turkey)and a Lebanese Maronite mother, and became Greek Orthodox 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.

Her name was tagged to the International Festival of Baalbek, where she performed many of her musicals. She became famous after appearing on the “Lebanese Nights” of the festival in many successful years. To express her love to the city, the diva dedicated two songs to Baalbek; the first one has the city’s name, and the second one was called “Draj Baalbak”.

Firooz is sometimes referred to as the Lebanese Ambassador to the Stars, Neighbour to the Moon, and the Poet of the Voice.



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  • Erkan-Yilmaz

    2012-04-12: 712 plays (258 listeners), 25 plays in your library

    12 Apr 2012 Reply