THE AUB FESTIVAL OF THE ZAKI NASSIF PROGRAM
“Remembering and Discovering”
Brightening music with Jahida Wehbe
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Assembly Hall – AUB
Tickets on sale at the following locations:
-Librairie Antoine – all branches
online at: https://www.antoineticketing.com/index.php
$50 - $30
$15 for students upon presenting student ID
For more information, please contact:
01-350000 ext.: 2685
by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from the concert will support the AUB Zaki Nassif Program for Music
When poetry is wrapped in the melody's boudoir, when voice spins the keys of ecstasy and passion, when performance becomes the breathes of the soul's nay, comes into being Jahida Wehbe’s Event: a rite for wonderment, a life experience of awareness and excellence.
From the top of sublimity, Jahida overlooked great Poets from Al Hallaj to Mahmoud Darweesh, Gunter Grass,Talal Haidar and others… Music & poetry “Chefs d’oeuvres” colored by a “bouquet” of the most marvelous Classical songs, Leila Mourad, Asmahan, Farid Al Atrash, Sayyed Darweech.. Zaki Nassif, Wadii ElSafi, Sabah ... performed by Jahida’s voice coming from the depth of emotion, embroidered with new musical composition, singing and arrangements dimensions.
With delicate arduousness and highly professional and brilliant music, Jahida knitted her melodies. With redolent scents she washed the faces of her songs accompanied by her fantastic Band conducted by Elie Maalouf.
Short Biography / Jahida Wehbe
‘When poetry is wrapped in the melody's boudoir, when voice spins the keys of ecstasy and passion, when the voice becomes the breathes of the soul's nay... comes into being Jahida Wehbe's performance: A rite for wonderment, a life experience of awareness and excellence'.
The Lebanese Diva Jahida Wehbe is considered one of the most prominent singers in the Arab world. She has a unique style that sets her apart from other contemporary Arab singers; as her performances represent a skillful combination of both authenticity and innovation. She has earned herself many titles such as; "Priestess of Sound", "Enchanting Voice", "Silken Voice" and "Diva de l'Orient".
A full-rounded artist, she not only enchants audiences with her outstanding voice, but also composes her own melodies with delicate arduousness and highly professional music along with her band comprising top-notch musicians from around the world, overlooking great Arab and international poets. With her voice coming from the depth of emotion embroidered with a new singing dimension.
In 2013, she was selected as one of the "2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century" by The International Biographical Centre in Cambridge.
Her music style is wide-ranging, including everything from classical and sufi music to Arab fusion. She has headlined at the most prestigious venues across the globe and has worked with prominent Arab artists.
Her album "Shahd" composed and produced by Wehbe herself, was launched over a year ago and is still in the top CDs sale even though it differs from the commercial standard music as it was considered "as a ray of hope and a comeback of sung poems".
Her last Album 'PSALMS' was a message against fanaticism and a victory of humanity.
In France, and to mark the centenary of the birth of the French Icon Edith Piaf, she gave a concert where she performed Piaf's songs in Arabic and achieved great success. She is intending to present this project in different countries.
Last year, she was honored by UN- ESCWA foundation for 'serving humanitarian issues, love, women, homeland... and spreading culture through her artistic and selective work'.
Recently, on International Women's Day, she was nominated as Ambassador to the Arab Organization for the Social Responsibility and the Arab Women's Council