Despite protests, Fairouz on stage
As protesters are filling the streets of Lebanon in opposition of the current government, Lebanese diva Fairouz's angelical voice illuminated the new play "Sah El Noum" (Good Morning), in which she stars. The play was initially scheduled to open during the Ba'albak Festival, but was postponed due to the war that broke out between Israel and Lebanon this past summer.
Writer Ziad Al Rahbani declined to postpone the play for a second time, despite the current political situation that is clouding over Lebanon.
Large crowds attended the play opening night, although there was an hour delay due to the crowds of protestors that filled the streets. The youthful audience interacted with Fairouz as she sang some of her most popular classic hits like "Ya Amar Ya Amar" and "Meen Ma Kan Bietmarjal Alaina".
The audience was mesmerized by Fairouz who appeared elegant and confident on stage, reported the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat.
Fairouz recently returned to the UAE to where she held an elite performance at the Emirate Palace in Abu Dhabi, considered one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
Tickets were sold out the minute the prestigious event was announced, which took place Recently and her performance drew a crowd of internationals and Arab VIP’s. A chorus of over 50 accompanied the singer and the performance was closed to the press.
Last March Fairouz held a charity concert in Dubai which drew over 1000 people.
The American University of Beirut awarded Fairouz an honorary PhD degree for her tremendous contributions throughout her career.
She is considered an ambassador for all Lebanese singers and a role model.