Huwayda’s ‘Dallelni’ Celebrates Syrian and Lebanese Folk
Syrian singer Huwayda made a strong comeback into the musical limelight last week with her second album, Dallelni, which is characterized by a highly romantic mood, sometimes set to more traditional folk tunes, according to thisiscyberia.com.
The new album contains nine songs; the most attractive of which is the title song Dallelni. Written by Lebanese poet Elias Nasser, while Georges Merdorossian composed the music, the summer hit is characterized by fast, percussive rhythm. The simplicity of the words and tune just make you smile and sway, carrying you away to the serene Bedouin life of the desert.
Other songs on the album are Waynak Habibi (Where Are You, My Love?), Inta Rouhi (You Are My Soul), La Tigtirib (Don’t Approach), Ya Ramini Bi Hawak (You Hit Me with Your Love), Makhtouf (Kidnapped), Elli Inkawa (Ironed by love), Kidhba Wa Wahm (Lie and Illusion) and Zawalef (Syrian-Lebanese Folk).
In Zawalef, Huwayda presents her fans with a familiar sound that’s inspired by traditional Syrian and Lebanese folk tunes. In Abu Zoulof, she beautifully exploits the high capacity of her voice, thus reminding us of the great Sabah of the 1960s and 1970s, who was a true master of this kind of song.
Huwayda, who is in her early 20s, was born in the coastal city of Lattakia. Ever since her childhood, the bold and determined daughter of a rather poor and conservative family wanted to become a singer.
She was thrust into the spotlight three years ago, with her famous song Mandam Aleik (I Don’t Regret Losing You). She competed with Nawal Al Zoghbi to get the rights to the song, but finally both singers performed it and both did very well.
On Dallelni, Huwayda collaborated with several top musicians and writers, among them Issam Karika, Mohammed Rahim, Safouh Shaghalah, Sheikh Sobah Nasser Sobah and Ahmad Marzouk – Albawaba.com