sabato 4 agosto 2012

Fayrouz Karawya فيروز كراوي - Barra Menny

Fayrouz Karawya (  فيروز كراوي )  was born in the coastal city of Port Said in Egypt. Her relationship with music and singing started early in her life when one of her primary school’s nuns discovered her beautiful voice and asked her to join the school’s chorus. Fayrouz’s fascination in music encouraged her to further advance her musical background. In 1994, she obtained a three-year diploma from the Institute of Arab Music in voice/oriental singing, reading musical notes, performance and composition for the lute.

She was enrolled in the Cairo University School of Medicine where she developed a special interest in psychiatry and received her bachelor degree in 2003. During her medical studies, Fayrouz performed only one song in the Egyptian Movie, the Secrets of Girls. Upon her graduation, she worked as a resident doctor in Dar Al Mokattam Hospital for Mental Health for one year. During that time, Fayrouz realized that her true passion is about art, music and singing in particular. Fayrouz’s desire to be a professional artist made her join the Misaharaty Independent Theatre Group as an assistant director, a musical editor and a leading singer. She preformed in three plays “Sehraya”, “Hakawi El Haramlek”, and “Helw Masr”. At the same time, Fayrouz joined the “Center of Artistic Creativity” at the Cairo Opera House where she worked as an executive director and music editor for the ‘King Lear’ spectacle. A long side her musical endeavor, she participated in the making of a documentary film, ‘Six girls’ which depicts the life of six Egyptian girls living together in an apartment in Cairo. She also wrote a script for a short-feature movie, “Sabah el Fol”, which was based on the theatre monologue ‘Rise and Shine’ by the Italian playwright Dario Fo. This script brought her the Golden Eagle Prize presented by Rotterdam’s Arab Film Festival for its “extra-ordinary narrative skills”.

In 2006, Fayrouz started an ambitious musical project which aims at going beyond the current trends of Egyptian singing styles. Fayrouz’s project, on the level of the lyrics, is to introduce new songs that emanate from the contemporary Egyptian reality. Her dream is to come up with songs that don’t only focus on the theme of love, but also address all kinds of social and personal dilemmas. In her first concert, her songs tackle different issues such as alienation, how girls view the world and themselves and peace and war. Her love songs tackle love conflicts and try to give a multi-dimensional picture of love relationships in the nowadays context. Her target is to find out the essence of love and to shad light on untapped emotional states and deal frankly against an imaginary picture of perfect and romantic love.

On the other hand, Fayrouz’s dream is to present a different musical experience that suits the subjects of her songs and that expresses and stresses the dramatic dimensions of them. She diffuses all kind of music in order to create an authentic style of her own. Her music is a hybrid that combines an authentic oriental flavor with a modern progressive musical style. She capitalizes on various instruments, oriental and western to enrich the musical experience with different abilities for arrangement and to develop a formula that suits a global listener who turned to be eclectic and selective from a wide range of the world music abundant and available around the world.

Fayrouz Karawya - Barra Menny

01 Alb El Woshoush
02 Barra Menny
03 Mangam Hob
04 Haga Wahda
05 Bataly El Methaly
06 Wo Yekoun Fi Maaloumak
07 Garrabt
08 Aasheq Alil El Bakht
09 Baaddy El Sharea
10 Ya Neina
11 Banat Banat
12 Baftah Shebbak El Sobheya
13 El Qahwa

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