Myriam Fares: It's a Gulf thang!
We got wind of Lebanese singer Myriam Fares's penchant for Gulf music earlier in the year as she experimented with the genre. Since her early flirtation with the style, the Levantine lush has not looked back.
Now reports suggest that Fares is extending her Arabian forray, preparing to record a new 'Khaliji song' - music sung in the Gulf dialect and style - a niche the sultry singer has become quite hooked to as she bulks up her expanding repertoire.
The new song is called “Tabi ITraqimni” (You Want to Number Me?) and was a collaboration with Saudi poet Al Wisam and Iraqi composer Basil Al Aziz. The number blends Iraqi and Arabian Gulf rhythms.
According to entertainment specialists at Elaph, Myriam will record the song at the Fayez Al Saed Sound Studios.
Other collaborations on the cards for Fares include a song with Kuwaiti artist Yousif Al Omani. Omani describes the pending piece as as an explosion that will 'bomb' the music industry. However he remains shy of providing any clue to the blast in the pipeline, holding back details of the song to guard against copyright infringements or piracy.
Have you heard any of Myriam Fares' Gulf music? Do you think she's tapping a good music style for her? Is it just an experiment and phase? Share your thoughts on Fares and her forray into Gulf singing.