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Art Alert: Lebanese diva Fairouz and Rahbani Brothers' legacy celebrated at Cairo's French Institute

The event wil mark the launch of activities of FairoNolia, a band dedicated to celebrating the musical legacy of Lebanese icon Fairouz and the Rahbani Brothers

Ahram Online , Wednesday 30 Nov 2016
Fairouz
Lebanese diva Fairouz, performs at the annual festival of Beiteddine in the Chouf region 31 July 2001 (Photo: AFP)
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FairoNolia, a band dedicated to performing songs by Fairouz and the Raghbani Brothers, will give a concert Wednesday at Cairo's French Institute in Mounira.

The concert is a collaborative effort between the French Institute and "Magnolia Leaves of Art," a Cairo-based cafe, bookshop and art space. The band's name, FairoNolia, reflects both Fairouz's name and Magnolia as a space that gave birth to the idea.

The band's lineup includes Omneya Hesham (vocals), Jean Ghattas (guitar), Wave (flute) and Abdel Rahman (percussion).

A short documentary about Fairouz will be screened prior to the concert.

Programme:
Wednesday, 30 November, 7pm
French Institute, 1 Madrasset Al Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

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