Music Club: Wednesday 1 February 2017 (7 - 8:30 pm)
Title: An Evening with Fairuz: Her Plays and Theatrical Productions
Akram Rayess has been an admirer of Fairuz for a long time. The presentation will provide an introductory overview of Fairouz's musicals for theater, film and TV. It will feature audio samples, videos and photos from selected musicals dating back to the period from 1962- 1975.
Akram Rayess is a researcher in the Anthropology of Music and a management consultant with interest in cultural development, music of the Levant, music theatre and documentation. He is a founding member of the Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research (AMAR) and a Steering Committee member of the Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO).
He has organized an interdisciplinary conference on the joint works of Fairuz and Ziad Rahbani (Anis Makdasi Program for Literature at the American University in Beirut, 2006). Selected Publications: Dossier on Ziad Rahbani, Adab Magazine, 11-12/2009 and 1-2/2010 (Editor, Researcher), Selected Papers of Zaki Nassif, AUB Press, 2014 (Co-editor), Public Sounds, Private Spaces: Towards a Fairouz Museum in Zokak el-Blat (Co-Author with Mazen Haidar, Orient Institute Studies 3, 2015).