Soumaya Baalbaki is a Lebanese singer born in Beirut. She holds a bachelors degree in Oriental Singing techniques from the Lebanese National Conservatory where she taught for years. She is one of the few authentic singers that have not gone commercial in the music circuit. Instead she focuses on genuine “Tarab” (the art of transcendence in Middle Eastern singing) whereby the listener reaches a state of euphoria and emotional climax.
She is undoubtedly the most elaborate female Tarab singer in the Arab world. She performed at the Opera of Cairo in 2000, participated in the Tyre International Music Festival in 2008 and 2005, Toured Japan in 2002 (as part of the Unesco cultural dialogue program), she was the main musical act at the opening of the Asian Games 2001 and winner of the Golden Microphone Award in Cairo 1994. Soumaya’s come back on the musical scene with “Arabtango” is a tour de force in which she showcases the wide range of her singing abilities and wide academic knowledge of the Arabic classical repertoire. This album is a remake of 9 compelling songs of the Arabic Classical repertoire of the 50s 60s and 70s, she succeeded the amazing feat of a golden period of Arabic music that composers and musicians in Cairo and Beirut began mixing Middle Eastern musical creations with Latin rhythm influences such as Bolero, Tango and Cha Cha Cha.
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