Fairuz named Arab art envoy for 2012
ISTANBUL-Hürriyet Daily News
World known Lebanese singer Fairuz has been granted the titled of Arab Artists Ambassador 2012 in recognition of her efforts to serving authentic Arabic art. AFP PhotoWorld famous Lebanese singer Fairuz has been granted the title of Arab Artists Ambassador 2012, during the fourth Arab Youth Media Forum, held in Amman.
The Arab Youth Media Ambassador of Amman announced that the award had been granted to Fairuz, in recognition of her efforts to serving authentic Arabic art, passing down a deep legacy to future generations throughout career.
“Fairuz performs the music of both traditional and modern times. She has a very esteemed place in the music of the Arab world. She has been making the music of this land for a half century,” the fourm’s Chairman Haysem Yusuf said.
Meanwhile Fairuz’s daughter, director and photographer Rima Rahbani, made a statement, following news reports that Fairuz had died. “My mother’s health is good and she is not in risk of death,” Rahbani said.
Born in Jabal al-Arz to a Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Maronite Christian family, Fairuz, 77, is known as the “First Lady” of Lebanese music. She possesses a large repertoire of around 1500 songs, of which nearly 800 have been released. She has been offered numerous prestigious awards and titles over the years.