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Six Degrees of Wadih El Safi

He is the “Voice of Lebanon” – a classical baritone whose songs of love and patriotism were inspired by the folk music of his village. See how Kipp connects him to a Bollywood starlet.

July 29, 2010 2:48 by

Wadih El Safi

His classical influences and rich baritone voice earned him international acclaim as the “Voice of Lebanon.” Wadih El Safi, classically trained at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music, is famous for his unique brand of folk music that draws on poetic influences to inspire love of country, romance, and morality. He is known for uniquely combining techniques derived from formal musical training, with the passionate and compelling influences from his upbringing in the rural countryside of Lebanon. The result is thematically rich music that incorporates pastoral inspirations from his countryside village, along with poetry and traditional folk music. He is a Lebanese musical icon that has inspired and influenced audiences for generations, and his work continues to influence superstar musicians from the region like…


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