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Music Talk: Monday 20 December 2021
Meeting open for joining at 6:45 pm Beirut Time (GMT+3 or UCT+3)
Talk starts at 7:00 pm and until 8:30

An Evening with Fairuz: her Plays and Theatrical Productions
Akram Rayess (Arabic)

امسية مع فيروز ومسرحياتها
(اكرم الريس (باللغة العربية

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The Profile of the Talk
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 early works and musicals dating back mostly to the period from 1962 - 1975.

Akram Rayess
Akram Rayess is a co-founder of the Foundation of Arab Music Archiving & Research (AMAR) and a member of the Management Board. He is also a Consulting Committee member of the journal Bidayat.

Akram is also a researcher in Ethnomusicology and a management consultant with interest in cultural development, music of the Levant, music theatre and archives. He has recently completed a master's degree in Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. His current research focuses on the heritage and cultural policies in Lebanon through the study of the pre-war Lebanese Nights at the Baalbeck International Festival.

In 2006, he organized an interdisciplinary conference on the joint works of Fairuz and Ziad Rahbani and he later edited and published a dossier on Ziad in the Adab Magazine (2009/2010). In 2014, he co-edited and published, through AUB Press, an edited volume titled: "Selected Papers of Zaki Nassif."
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