Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji joins American band Pentatonix in new Christmas album

Eslam Omar , Wednesday 2 Nov 2022

Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji is featured on the latest album by American band Pentatonix titled Holidays Around the World, which comprises 12 famous Christmas songs.

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Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji at the great sight of Giza Pyramids, Egypt. (Photo from her cover of Egyptian classic Tolaet Ya Mahla Norha, produced by Oussama Rahbani)

 

Tawaji added a lyrical touch by performing with the three international Grammy Awards winning members of Pentatonix in the song Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Your Glory is Here.

Moreover, Lebanese musician Oussama Rahbani collaborated with Alex Misakian in producing the Tawji and Pentatonix collaboration.

Pentatonix are also featuring American singers Megan Trainor, Chinese instrumentalist Lang Lang and British band The King Singers in the upcoming album, which is arranged by producer Ben Bram.

Tawaji, who previously collaborated with Rahbani in a holiday carol album titled Hallelujah, has recently attracted attention with a new version of the song Que Sera Sera, in which she collaborated with Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi of Despacito fame.

Tawaji, who has been featured by Andrea Bocelli, recently launched another duet with French singer Ycare in Les Cedres Cedar, which also featured her husband, renowned trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf.

Tawaji, who has recently signed with global production company Universal Arabic Music, is collaborating with renowned producer Wassim Salxco Salibi on her new album.

Rahbani, who is one of the most influential composers in the Middle East, is the son of Lebanese musician and poet Mansour Rahbani. He released several albums with Tawaji: Bidayi wala Nihayi (2011), Ya Habibi (2014), Hiba Tawaji 30 (2017) and Hallelujah (2017).

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