GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
September 17, 1994: Lebanese national icon Fairuz holds a concert in Beirut to celebrate the end of the civil war.

Since the 1950s, Fairuz has drawn her songs from traditional Arabic music, operettas, and jazz. She achieved iconic status when she refused to leave Beirut during the civil war. Her Beirut concert in 1994, and her return to the Baalbeck Festival in 1998, symbolize a new beginning for postwar Lebanese culture.

WWW Biography of Fairuz

A biography of Lebanese national icon Fairuz