A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Counting Down to Christmas: Fairuz Does "Silent Night" in Arabic

If you enjoyed Fairuz' performance of Jingle Bells in Arabic, here's her Arabic Silent Night (Sawt al-‘Eid):

Once again, she's in her 70s now, which dates these clips. But as part of the whole Middle Eastern/Christmas season runup, here's another entry.

Fairuz was born Maronite and became Greek Orthodox when she married into the Rahbanis, so she's entitled.

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