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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Continuing Christmas Week: Fairuz Singing "Jingle Bells" in Arabic

As we count down to Christmas, an old video (since Fairuz is 76 these days, and probably the most famous Arabic woman singer since the death of Oum Kulthoum), of Fairuz singing "Jingle Bells" in Arabic. (Western Christmas music in Arabic this week, except for some Maronite stuff; Eastern Christmas music between Western and Eastern Christmas January 7). we did a religious song (Silent Night) yesterday (Fairuz is Christian, born Maronite but I believe Greek Orthodox after marrying into the Rabbani singing family), I thought I'd add a more secular one.

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