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Wadi Al-Safi

Among Lebanon’s most influential vocalists, Wadi Al-Safi is best-known for his interpretations of mawals by Arabic poets Ataba, Mijana, and Abu un Zuluf. Touring all over the world, Al-Safi has taken his tunes — which he sings in the Arabic, French, Brazilian, and German — to enthusiastic viewers for over fifty percent a hundred years. Opera vocalist Luciano Pavarotti remarked around the religious characteristics of Al-Safi’s performing when he stated, “this man will not sing by itself, it feels as though someone sings with him.” Al-Safi initial attracted interest at age 17 when he positioned initial among 50 contestants within a performing contest sponsored with a radio place in his house community of Niha. Planing a trip to Brazil in 1947, he spent 3 years executing in the country’s Lebanese community. Time for Lebanon in 1950, Al-Safi changed his focus on the folk music of his homeland, executing poetry and Zajal to inspire patriotism, like, devotion, and honor. Al-Safi received an honorary doctorate in the School of Kaslik.

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