Detailed information about Fairouz, famous Lebanese singer.
Your continued donations keep Wikipedia runningFairuzFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia(Redirected from Fairouz)Jump to: navigation, searchFairuzFairuz at the Carnegie Hall, New York 1971CountryLebanonYears #160;active1952–presentGenresLebanese musicFairuz, also spelled Fairouz or Fayrouz, is a Lebanese singer. Born Nouhad Haddad in Jabal al Arz (Cedar Mountain), Lebanon, on 21 November 1935, Fairuz is known as Lebanons Ambassador to the Stars and Neighbor to the Moon.Contents1 Biography2 A History in Music Production and Concerts2.1 Discography3 A History On Stage4 A History On Screen4.1 Films4.2 Television Programs4.3 Documentaries4.3.1 1971: Fairuz in America4.3.2 1998: Fairuz4.3.3 1998: Alone They Remain4.3.4 1999: Arrab El Maw’ed (Time is Upon Us)4.3.5 2003: We Loved Each Other So Much (We Hielden Zoveel Van Mekaar)5 Fairuz in the Words of Poets and Scholars6 See also7 External linksBiographyNouhad Haddad, later known as Fairuz, was born on 21 November 1935 in Jabal al Arz, Lebanon, to a modest Syriac Orthodox Christian family (check Samir Atallahs article (Arabic link). Wadi Haddad, Fairuzs father, originally came from the city of Mardin, which was a Syrian city at the time (now in modern-day Turkey), and settled in Lebanon after he married Lisa el Boustani (Fairuzs mother), a Maronite Lebanese. The family later moved to the cobblestone alley called Zuqaq el Blatt in Beirut. They lived in a single room of a typical Lebanese stone house facing Beiruts Patriarchate school, and shared a kitchen with the neighbors. Wadi worked as a typesetter in a nearby print shop and Lisa stayed home and took care of her four children, Nouhad, Youssef, Hoda and Amal. They lived a simple but happy life and attended Mass every sunday.Nouhad was a shy child and did not have many friends at school. However, she was greatly attached to her grandmother who lived in Debbieh, a village in the mountains of Lebanon, where Nouhad used to spend the summer. Nouhad adored the simple village life. During the day, she helped her grandmother with house chores and fetched fresh water from a nearby water spring. She used to sing all the way to the spring and back. In the evening, Nouhad used to sit by the candle light with her grandmother who used to tell her stories from her voyage to the United States.By the age of ten, Nouhad was already well known at her school for her beautiful voice. She would regularly sing during school festivals and holidays. This is how she came to the attention of Mohammed Fleifel, a well known Lebanese musician and teacher at the Lebanese Conservatory, who happened to attend one of the schools celebrations in 1947. He was greatly impressed by her voice and performance and advised her to enroll in the conservatory, which she did. At first, Nouhads conservative father was reluctant to send his dauther to the conservatory. However, he allowed Nouhad to attend classes at the conservatory on one condition, that her brother accompanied her. No