Christmas has snuck up on me this year. I’ve not had much time to look at the calendar in the last few months and suddenly everyone is off for their holidays to Burma, Bali, Denmark and USA. I, alas, remain behind here in KL. And the family, double alas, in Melbourne.
To ring in the season we share a Christmas album from the one and only Fairuz. A couple of traditional seasonal songs mixed in with Arabic and presumably French carol tunes. Nothing too adventurous or audacious. But as always Fairuz sings with a lightness and as appropriate to my take on the season, low key and relaxing.
Given the horrific times in her native Lebanon and neighboring Syria, where children, families and old folks are struggling to survive in the snow, seemingly ignored a world content to let their country cannablise itself, these soft songs take on healing properties.
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02 Sawt El Eid (Silent Night)
03 Laylet Eid (Jingle Bells)
04 Talj Talj
05 Najmet Eid (Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes)
06 Ya Mariyam El Bekr
07 Soubhan El Kalima
09 Ya Oum Allah