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A TRIBUTE TO WADEEH EL SAFI | تحية لوديع الصافي

Piano – Chantal Francss Menassa
Special guest – Col. Dr. Elia Francis El Safi

Join us on Saturday 31 july 2021, at 9:00 PM (Beirut Time) for a special tribute to the great Lebanese singer and songwriter Wadeeh El Safi, when will listen to our guest Dr. Elia Francis El Safi (Wadeeh El Safi brother) talking about Wadeeh’s life and music, and after we will enjoy a selection of Wadeeh melodies arranged for piano by the Lebanese composer Wajdi Abou Diab, and performed by Pianist Chantal Francis Menassa.


Music by Wadeeh El Safi (لبنان يا قطعة سما، يا بو المرجلة، ولو)
Arranged for solo piano by Wajdi Abou Diab
Performed by Chantal Francis Menassa
Special guest General Dr. Elia Francis El Safi
Recorded and mastered by Charbel Barq
Filmed and video editing by IAM production
Translated to English by Mariebelle Francis Naffah
Special thanks to Theatre Habchieh Ghazir and Ghazir municipality

What next?

  • Release of the piece « BEL AFRAH » – Opus 11B – for French horn, piano and violin
  • Recording of « The Mouraba’ Dance » – Opus 13C – for Solo Viola, with Violist Noemi Chemali
  • Recording of the song cycle « دعوة موت الى العشاء » with Soprano Lara Joekhadar and Pianist Liana haratyunyan – text by Zanoubia Zaher
  • Recording of the piece « A tune for Amer’s Horn » – Opus 10 – for French horn, piano and double bass

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