This creation is a celebration of the great Arabic songstresses of the 20th century and a tribute to Oum Kalsoum, Fairouz, Asmahan, Leila Murad, Mayada Alhenawy, Warda al-Djazaira. From the 1940's, the woman in Arabic song represented the dream of absolute love. They also embodied an Arab world that aspired to a new boom of renaissance and modernity, an image that came to life with Arabic cinema’s musical comedy.

This tribute to the great divas interpreted by heirs of these divas of yesteryear and accompanied by a special orchestra, revives some of the exquisite songs immortalized via movie screens and radio, to the point of constituting a common breeding ground that stretches from Egypt to Syria and the Maghreb.

Ramzi Aburedwan is not only the artistic director of this project but also arranging for orchestra and conducting.

  • Philharmonie of Paris, 13 May 2018: featuring Dalal Abu Amneh (Palestine), Mai Farouk (Egypt) and Abeer Nehme (Lebanon) 
  • Bahrain National Theatre, 31 January 2019: featuring Ghada Shbeir (Lebanon) and Mai Farouk (Egypt)


FULL CONCERT at Philharmonie de Paris:

Audio program with samples of the concert at Philharmonie of Paris:

FULL CONCERT at Bahrain National Theatre:



program note Bahrain Theater jan31_program_v1(spreads).pdf
program note Philharmonie of Paris Program notes.pdf
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