Love Songs of Lebanon

Sawaya Quartet and Chorus FW08815 / FW 8815

George Sawaya brings together his family members to form the Sawaya Chorus and perform traditional Arab music. While raised in a small village in Quebec, George Sawaya decided himself at the young age of 10 yrs old, to learn the traditional Arab songs that his parents enjoyed listening to on a gramophone. Played on traditional instruments themselves (the durbakki, daf and oud) the Sawaya Chorus sings entirely about love in this compilation which includes the lyrics in both Arabic and English (see liner notes). The Sawaya Chorus performed regularly as George Sawaya "enjoyed it" and "What better way is there to learn to get along with and understand the many people in this world of ours, than through music?"

Year Released 1957
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1957 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Islamica; World
Country(s) Lebanon
Subject(s) World music
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101 Aziza Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 3:41
102 Ya Gamil, Ya Gamil Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 6:39
103 Ana Winta Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 4:57
104 Tawil Balak Ya Habboub Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 7:31
105 Khalliha' Ala-Allah Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 3:36
201 Tota Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 3:24
202 Gamil, Gamil Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 5:18
203 Boukra Sa'Ga Tnain Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 6:28
204 Shti'na Laklit-Tabboule Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 4:11
205 Harem Dances Sawaya Quartet and Chorus 3:15
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