Sunday, April 15, 2012

Faiza Ahmed | Faiza Ahmed

Listen to "Set El Habayeb"

Get it all here.

A longtime favorite CD, most likely found at Princess Music in Bay Ridge. 

Faiza Ahmed was born in 1934 in Lebanon. Her mother was Lebanese; her father, Syrian. She was raised in Damascus, Syria, and began singing as a child, imitating Leila Mourad and Asmahan. She sang her first song professionally when she was 13. 

She eventually moved to Cairo, where she recorded albums and acted in six films. She died in 1983 at the age of 50.


Hammer said...

Nice CD. That Sett El-Habayeb (Ya Habiba) (Trans.: The Lady of All Lovers), song is so famous around the Arab world, especially when it comes Mothers' Day: it's a very emotionally-laden song for an imaginary mother that brings tears (literally), to most Arabs' eyes. Weird, eh.

Nice drop.


Crafty C said...

This is really nice. Thanks!