by Hossein Shahidi
updated 21-Jul-2007

The sound of longing for the Lebanese mountains" and "the voice of the human condition" are only two of the descriptions used by the Lebanese singer Fairuz's millions of fans in the Arab world - and beyond. For me, her voice is a reminder some of the best years of my life, spent in beautiful Beirut. It is the sound of sunshine over the deep Mediterranean blue, and of the warm, moist, slightly salty, almost sensual, air that rises from the sea and fills the Lebanese coastline >>> Full text

Sayfon fal-yoshhar (A Sword shall be drawn)
Sanarjao' yoman (We Shall return some day)
El Kods el Atika (Old Jerusalem)
Zahrat al Madaaen (Flower of the cities)