Fairuz Kifak Inta

Label
We Want Sounds
Released
4th November 2022

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Format Info

LP

First-time vinyl release of Fairuz’s cult classic produced by Ziad Rahbani¬†in the late 80’s after ‘Wahdon’ and ‘Maarifti Feek’, remastered audio with new liner notes by Mario Choueiry (Institut du Monde Arabe)

Wewantsounds is delighted to reissue Fairuz’s classic album ‘Kifak Inta’ produced by her son Ziad Rahbani in the late 80’s and only released on cassette and CD in 1991.

Composed and arranged by Rahbani, who had already produced ‘Wahdon’ (1979) and ‘Maarifti Feek’ (1987), ‘Kifak Inta’ features his usual blend of jazz, funk and Arabic music, spiced up with Brazilian infuences serving Fairuz’s beautiful voice.

The album successfully pursue the path that made ‘Wahdon’ and ‘Maarifti Feek’ such in- demand albums, modernising the sound of the Lebanese Diva with contemporary arrangements. It is the frst time ‘Kifak Inta’ is released on vinyl, retaining the original cassette artwork. The album – curated by Mario Choueiry from Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris), who also wrote the liner notes (in French & English) – has been newly remastered by Colorsound Studio in Paris.