in Concert – September 2004
A FairuzOnline.com Exclusive!!
Amman, Jordan – Nostalgia and a salute to the golden age
of Rahbani music is how Fairuz, appearing in an elegant black dress,
began her concert yesterday with “Fi Ahwe ‘al Mafra’”.
The concert, at the University Arena in the Jordanian capital, had
been sold out since it was announced, and the audience of about
5,000 was in a frenzy awaiting the beginning of the concert which
started over 30 minutes late.
The legendary singer from Beirut shined in her performance and
despite his absence, Ziad Rahbani was present through his brilliant
orchestration of the music. The orchestra, which included musicians
from both Lebanon and Armenia, was beautifully conducted by Mr.
Karen Durgarian who added energy and a special touch of enthusiasm
to the performance.
After a short intermission and in a beautiful Afghan-style turquoise
dress, Fairuz, with a subtle gesture and an angelic touch moved
the hearts and minds of the audience with “Ya Rubua’
Biladi”, “Ba’adana man Yaqsidil Kuroom”,
and “Ya Jisran Khashabiyan”, confirming her status not
only as a living legend, but as a cultural, political, and humanitarian
icon as well.
Fairuz ended the concert with Ziad’s latest masterpiece (and
only composition to be included in the program) “Ma Shawarit
Hali/Ya Di’annou”, which brought the crowd to their
feet, cheering for their diva to return for more. Fairuz obliged
her fans with three encores: “Badna Nkammel”, “Immy
Namet”, and a repeat of “Ya Di’annou” before
bowing once again amid deafening applause from her fans.
Nazl Esurour - Instrumental Intro
Fi Ahwe ‘al Mafra’
Immy Namet ‘a Bakkeer
‘Aishay Wahda Balak – Chorus
Yammel Asawer – Chorus
‘Irtah ‘Irtah – Chorus
‘Iltilha – Chorus
Ya Rubua’ Biladi
Ya Jisran Khashabiyan
Film Amerci Taweel – Instrumental
Milheb Jayye – with Chorus
Haddouni – Chorus
Tallu ‘Essiyadi – Chorus
Ba’adana man Yaqsidil Kuroom
Akhir Iyam Esseifiyeh
Ma Shawarit Hali/Ya Di’annou
Badna Nkammel – Encore
Immy Namet ‘a Bakkeer – Encore
Ya Di’annou - Encore
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