Two Tenors of Arabic Music Play Las Vegas

from  Afropop Worldwide

Jun 6, 2015

 

[APWW PGM #332] [Originally aired in 2000] In Las Vegas in the year 2000, two legends of Arabic art music performed an historic concert. Wadi’ Al-Safi was called “the pure voice of Lebanon" because for decades he had brought the folkloric songs of the Lebanese countryside to the Lebanese airwaves and the grandest stages of the world. Sabah Fakhri, then one of the most celebrated and beloved singers of Syria, powerfully channeled the ecstatic Sufi art music of Aleppo in performances that riveted...more

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