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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

Haifa Wehbe

Despite wildly different styles and influences, Haifa was honored along with Wadih El Safi and other legendary Arabic musicians at the MTV-hosted Murex D’or tenth anniversary celebration awards at Edde Sands. At home even among the brightest lights in the Middle Eastern entertainment industries, Haifa exudes a degree of mega-star success that rarely needs much introduction. The sultry, gorgeous Lebanese pop icon, who won the title of Miss South Lebanon at the age of 16, has been turning heads for nearly twenty years since. She was awarded Best Young Arabic Female Singer in 2004 and her unique brand of coquettish Arabic pop is now a genre all its own. But she is equally famous for pushing her limits, with over the top revealing clothes and flirtatious public behavior. With such aplomb and self-confidence, Haifi made a splash in Cannes this year to attend the first screening of her film “Dukkan Shehata.” During her stay, she attended a dinner party hosted by…


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