Princesses Du Chant Arabe
Label: Accords Croisés
Who are the princesses of Arabic song? If they had to name ten, twenty or fifty of them, no two connoisseurs would agree. But if there were a choice of only three names, they would be those of Oum Kalsoum, Fairouz and Asmahan. Whether one calls them princesses, queens or empresses, these three hold court above all in the categories of glory, power, legend and splendor. What female Arabic singer has never contemplated measuring herself against the Himalayas of her culture? On this richly satisfying disc, Dorsaf Hamdani offers a fitting tribute to all three, with a powerful selection of the unique music and style associated with each of these giants of Arabic music.