Jahidah Wahbi to sing at Jerash Fest

Published July 28th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Lebanese singer Jahidah Wahbi will perform Monday a concert within the framework of Jerash Festival through singing a number of classical and lilting songs, according to the London-based Arabic daily al Sharq al Awsat. 

Wahbi will sing Umm Kulthoum’s Asbaha al An E’ndi Bundikiyyah (now I have a weapon) which she sang in the sixties. The song was written by Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani and composed by the prominent Egyptian musician Mohammed Abdel Wahab.  

She will also sing the poem Tahiyya (salute) special for the Jordanian capital Amman in addition to the poem “Beirut” composed by her along with the Lebanese actress Nidhal al Ashqar in a feature called Kalimat Taashaq al Nagham (words that love cadence) within Baalabek International festivals. 

The Lebanese singer is currently gearing up for a special CD the songs of which were written by a number of Arab and Lebanese poets including Henry Zghaib, Lamia’h Abbas E’marah and Nizar Qabbani in addition to selections from old poetry. As for the cadences, they have been composed by Jahidah Wahbi and Nicola Nakhleh -- Albawaba.com 

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