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Brightening Music with Jahida Wehbe as part of Zaki Nassif series
3/31/2017
Dana Abed  |  Office of Advancement  |  media@aub.edu.lb  | 
Jahida Wehbe and her band held a captivating concert on Thursday, March 30, at the iconic Assembly Hall as part of the 2016-17 AUB Zaki Nassif Program for Music festival, Remembering and Discovering.

More than 280 attendees enjoyed the music of Wehbe, who performed with her band conducted by Elie Maalouf. Wehbe performed poems and music from giants, such as Said Akl, Sayyed Darweesh, Mohamad Abdelwahad, Zaki Nassif, and Wadii ElSafi.

Among the songs performed were “Tallou Hbabna” for Wadii ElSafi, and “Kelma Helwe” for Dalida. Wehbe also sang renowned songs of her own, and exclusively performed “Men Wayn,” from her upcoming album.

Mrs. Leila Bissat, chairperson of the events subcommittee of the Zaki Nassif Program for Music, welcomed the audience to the charming evening and praised Wehbe and her band for perfectly combining inspirational lyrics with magical music. 

Bissat invited the audience to support the Zaki Nassif program by becoming friends of the program. This can be done through contacting the Office of Development on development@aub.edu.lb.

Wehbe also addressed the audience and invited them to preserve culture and music, for they are tools to face extremism and terrorism. 

Jahida Wehbe is considered one of the most prominent singers in the Arab World, as she combines both authenticity and innovation in her performances. In 2013, she was selected as one of the “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st century” by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge. She was honored by UN-ESCWA foundation for serving humanitarian issues, and recently, on International Women’s Day, she was nominated as Ambassador to the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility and the Arab Women’s Council. 

The audience was often seen interacting with the music; clapping, or singing out loud with the choir. The Remembering and Discovering series continues for further events, the next being “A Tribute to Lebanon’s Chahroura Sabah” on May 2nd.​
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  • ​​Jahida Wehbe and her band held a captivating concert on Thursday, March 30, at the iconic Assembly Hall as part of the 2016-17 AUB Zaki Nassif Program for Music festival, Remembering and Discovering.
 
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