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LAHC hosts singer Rouwaida Attieh; honors legendary Sabah

Syrian songstress Rouwaida Attieh performs at a concert honoring the late musical legend Sabah in Dearborn, Michigan on October 6, 2015. (Photo via Mohamed Jaber/Assabeel Magazine/

(DETROIT) — Syrian singer Rouwaida Attieh on Tuesday honored Lebanese musical legend Sabah during a tribute concert in Dearborn, Michigan, the home of the largest Arab American population in the United States.

The Lebanese American Heritage Club hosted the international songstress for a concert titled, “Sabah, The Musical Dream.”

Attieh traveled to Paris last March to perform at the famous Le Trianon Theater, where she presented a collection of Sabah’s most popular songs.

Sabah was once quoted at the Beiteddine Festival in Lebanon saying she considered Attieh the best person to have performed her songs.

Attieh was presented with a special tribute from State Senator David Knezek and recognition awards from Dearborn City Council President Susan Dabaja and Council Member Mike Sarieni.

LAHC Executive Director Wassim Mahfouz also thanked Attieh for headlining the concert.

Attieh was the first runner-up on the first season of Super Star, the pan-Arab import of “Pop Idol,” where she quickly rose to fame. She has worked with several Arab musical giants, including Lebanese composer Imad Shamseddine and Lebanese legend Wadih El Safi, among others.

Sabah, one of the leading Arab performers of her generation, died at the age of 87 last November. She was said to recorded over 3,500 songs in her lifetime.

VIDEO: Singer Rouwaida Attieh pays tribute to the Lebanese musical legend Sabah at a concert hosted by the Lebanese American Heritage Club in Dearborn, Michigan.

Posted by Lebanese Examiner on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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