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The Sound of Music – لحن الحياة Posted by on Apr 3, 2020

a man playing guitar

Last Sunday marked the 55th anniversary of the “The Sound of Music”صوت الموسيقى movie, which was released تم إصداره in the UK on the 29th of March in 1965. Interestingly, this work was not only popular in the West, but it was so in the Arab world too, thanks to a Japanese company that adapted…

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Meet Um Kulthum’s Granddaughter (2) Posted by on Jan 21, 2017

Marhaba! I hope you found the recent listening comprehension exercise on Um Kulthum’s granddaughter inspiring and fun. Today, I am sharing the answers to the previous questions in the listening comprehension post. I am also sharing the news story to refresh your memory. I am also sharing another beautiful performance by Sana’ Nabil. I hope…

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Meet Um Kulthum’s Granddaughter Posted by on Jan 10, 2017

Marhaba! I do not need to introduce you dear Arabic lovers to the one and only Um Kulthum. She is a legend and her songs have filled the houses of millions and millions of people in the Arab world and beyond. Lots of media channels have discovered that Um Kulthum’s beautiful voice has lived on…

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Sing with Ziad Rahbani: Without Anything Else, I Love You Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

Marhaba! In the past I have introduced you all to one my favorite musicians and artists, the one and only Ziad Rahbani. If you remember correctly, Ziad is the son of Fairouz! He is a musical genius and today I am sharing one my favorite songs by Ziad. It’s called Bala Wala Shi (بلا ولا…

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Reading Comprehension Exercise: Sharjah World Music Festival 2015 Posted by on Jan 22, 2015

اِقــرأ الـقــطـــعــــة  الـتــالــيـــة ثــم أجـــب عـــن الأســئــلـــــــة Read the and following passage and then answer the questions:       يـحـل الـفـنـان الـعـراقـي كـاظـم الـسـاهـر ضـيـفـاً عـلـى إمـارة الـشـارقـة لـلـمـرة الأولـى فـي مـسـيـرتـه الـفـنـيـة ، لـيـحـيـي أولـى حـفـلات الـدورة الـثـانـيـة مـن مـهـرجـان الـشـارقـة لـلـمـوسـيـقـى الـعـالـمـيـة ، الـتـي سـتـقـام فـي الـعـاشـرة مـن مـسـاء يـوم الـجـمـعـة 16 يـنـاير الـمـقـبـل…

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In the Square We Met My Love Posted by on Oct 29, 2014

Marhaba! In the past I have introduced you all to one my favorite Arab musicians and singers, the great late Wadih el Safi (وديع الصافي). Known as the Voice of Lebanon, Safi has produced multiple masterpieces that have become part of Lebanese culture and folklore. He is by far a cultural icon in the Arab…

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The International Samaa’ Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting Posted by on Oct 8, 2014

Let’s listen to see and let’s see to listen لــِــنــَــســْــمــَــعْ حــَــتــَّــى نــَــرى ، و لــِــنــَــرى حــَــتــَّــى نــَــســْــمــَــعْ      Ahlan Arabic fans! Today, I am going to tell you about a nice event that took place during the last month. From 20th – 27th September, 2014, the 7th round of the International Samaa’ Festival for spiritual…

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