Yep, you read that right. I can't believe both Fairuz and Haifa belong in the same sentence but that's just me. I'm a music snob when it comes to classical Arabic music.
But check this out.
Don't know how old this Haifa Wehbe song is but I personally just stumbled on it.
Ya hawa Beirut is one of my absolute favorite Fairuz songs and whenever I'm feeling like I should be in a bar in Gemayze somewhere, I just listen to it. Well, guess what I found today?
Haifa sings Fairuz.
I prefer Fairuz, but that's just me.
Another favorite mixing of old and new is this graffitti frequently found on Beirut walls.
I just find it hillarious.
That would be Um Kulthum, famous Egyptian singer, shouting Bouss el Wawa, one of Haifa's most popular songs.
Picture lifted from http://notesfrombeirut.wordpress.com/
9 hours ago