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Winter in Fairuz’s Love Songs (2) Posted by on Feb 21, 2020

This is the second part of my previous post where we started looking at the common theme of the connection between winter الشتاء and love الحب in Fairouz’s songs. The second song I chose is رجعت الشتوية  “Winter is back”. As in the previous song, the tone in this song is sad. The singer/girl (main…

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Winter in Fairuz’s Love Songs (1) Posted by on Feb 10, 2020

Girl alone on a rainy day

In this post, we’re going to learn about a common theme in Arabic music and that is the association between winter الشتاء and love الحب. In this post, I’m focusing on two works by the Lebanese singer – Fairuz – and look at the words/phrases used to address this theme. In the first part of…

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Join the Struggle with Mashrou‘ Leila and Roman Posted by on Sep 9, 2017

Marhaba! It is no secret to anyone that I love the Arabic band Mashrou‘ Leila. I have already featured some of their songs earlier on this blog, Sing with Mashrou’ Leila Kalaam and Sing with Mashrou’ Leila Lil Watan. Today I am going to present you with a fairly new song that they have released…

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Learn to Cook Lebanese Rice Pudding Posted by on May 23, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to share with you a recipe for one of my favorite desserts, Rice Pudding, or as the Lebanese call it Riz bi-Halib which translates to Rice with Milk (رز بحليب). This dessert reminds me of my childhood since it was one of the main dishes that my mother cooked and always…

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Sing an Arabic Love Ballad with the King of Romance Posted by on May 13, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to introduce you to a famous Lebanese singer, Wael Kfoury (وائل كفوري)! He is a young and well-known voice in the Arabic-pop scene, and he is mostly known for his love ballads and is often called the king of romance. Wael first started his singing career in the mid-1990s and has…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Beautiful Arabic Song Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

Marhaba! As I have discussed in earlier posts, Mother’s Day is celebrated on March 21st across the Arab world. It coincides with the beginning of the Spring season. In the past, I have shared Marcel Khalife’s beautiful ballad, ‘To My Mother,’ and I have also shared 10 beautiful quotes for mother’s day in Arabic! Today…

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How to Cook Lebanese Bulgur With Tomatoes Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

Marhaba! It has been a while since I last shared a recipe with you dear Arabic lovers. No worries, I want you all to know that my wife and I are still cooking very tasty Middle Eastern dishes and our friends keep asking us for more and more dishes, as well as recipes. Today, I…

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