Monday, December 20, 2010

Myriam Fares - Lebanese Gypsy Pop

If we had to compare Myriam Fares to artists in the Western world, we'd say she's a cross between Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Yup - she's one sexy mama!

Born in a small village in the south of Lebanon, Ms. Fares she participated in the Lebanese Festival for Songs at the age of 16 and won the first prize as the best popular Lebanese singer. From there Fares signed her first record deal with Music Master International, and launched her debut album, Myriam, in 2003.

During her promotional tour for the album in Egypt, she was named "Best Female artist singer" for her video La Tis'alni, and in 2006, one of the leading newspapers in Egypt elected Myriam the best young singer in the Arab world.

At the same time, Myriam was invited to be the first Arab artist who appeared MTV Europe. She was also elected as the best Arab singer to combine a taste of both the west and the east in her style of music.

She's toured worldwide, especially in many Middle Eastern and African countries, and was recently cast in her first acting role as the main actress in the movie remake of the Rahbani's theater play Silina.

So coming back to the comparison: she blends east and west with a gypsy sex appeal - similar to Shakira, and her curvy sensuality has crossed over to the film world - similar to J. Lo. But of course, she does it all an Arab flavor that is all her own....

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