Fairouz to sing with French singer Charles Aznavour

Published March 5th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

French singer Charles Aznavour has revealed that he is currently working on three different projects he hopes to complete in the near future. The first is working on a new album, making a new musical comedy play, the third is working on a duet with Lebanese singer Fairouz. 

 

According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Charles said in an interview held in Marrakech, where he recently bought a home for himself in, that he is looking forward to singing with Fairouz who is considered an idol worldwide. Charles expressed his support for the suffering in the Arab world and hopes that the perpetrators will be prosecuted and pay for the destruction they are causing. 

 

After six decades, the man who reinvented the French chanson, composed more than 600 songs and sold more than 100 million records and is still a star and one of the last classic pop stylists. 

 

Charles was born Varenagh Aznavourian, on May 22, 1924, in Paris. His parents were Armenian immigrants who had fled to France after the Turkish massacre, intending to go on from there to the United States. But the U.S. quota of Armenian immigrants had been reached, and the family was denied a visa -- an accident of fate that made a Frenchman of their second child, dubbed "Charles" by a hospital nurse who couldn't pronounce his given name. –Albawaba.com 

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