Over the course of two hours, the international musician Guy Manoukian transformed the opera theater at Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts into a fervent energy of joy that revived the hearts of the audience, who interacted with his music with a lot of applause, and lived on the beat of the young musician's best times.
The enthusiasm spread among the fingers of Manoukian, who danced gracefully on the piano keys and spread joy among the audience, during the ceremony, which was held under the auspices of Syriatel and organized by Zuma.
“When I enter Syria.. and from the first moment.. I feel the same when I enter my country, Lebanon.” Thus, Manoukian created a sincere family atmosphere with his fans, and singled them out with the song “Hello, my country” and told them from time to time his secrets and what was on his mind, and introduced them to his family and friends. His concerts, and he told them his stories before every song that characterized his childhood and adolescence until he became a father, and he narrated small details that he collected with his only daughter and then proceeded to sing Fairuz's song (Qumra Ya Qamra).
Manoukian entertained his fans with songs that they memorized and considered common between Lebanon and Syria and etched the path of immortality in the minds, so he started it with the song “Our Night is from Layali Al Omar” by singer Magda El Roumi, and linked it to the song “Tallo, Our Loves They Tallo,” by the great Wadih Al Safi, and a cut by the artist Zaki Nassif (My Neighbor is the Sweetest Flower) and ( Talaat, O Mahalla, its light) by Mr. Darwish and (It is not your time, Hawa) by Ghassan Saliba, and from Iraqi folklore (I have a job in the market).
Various songs belonging to different artistic generations followed, so I attended Umm Kulthum's song (One Thousand and One Nights) in an exceptional style that linked the oriental melody and contemporary music that buzzes with fast rhythms, and moved to the song (Peace be upon her, my love) and (Our date is your land, our country) by the late Melhem Barakat. , and (No one sells your place in my heart) by the artist Magda El Roumi, to the song “Wahshani Al-Dunya Bel Baladi” by singer Carole Samaha.
When the concert came to an end, Manoukian recounted that the first recorded tape he acquired was by the artist Warda Al-Jazaery, after which he sang the album's song "Batunis Bey" and sang the audience with the song "You Have Bahriya", in addition to the song "Aa Al Ain Molitin" by Samira Tawfik.
Mrs. Fayrouz and Al-Rahbanah had a good share, so he lit the stage with the song “There was a mill about us” and concluded the ceremony with the song “Naseem Alina Alhwa.”
Syriatel sponsored the Manoukian concert, which is known for presenting creative and distinguished concerts in the world, in an effort to support high art with a purposeful message, and a commitment to activating the role of events that contribute to the development of the cultural situation among the Syrian society, especially those who love and connoisseurs of this type of art.
Regarding its organization of the ceremony, the director of Zuma company, Rami Al-Boushi, explained that the goal of the ceremony was to first draw a smile on the faces of Syrians through music, especially in light of the current conditions imposed by a war that lasted for years, as well as reflecting a beautiful scene about Syria, the country of art and civilization and its people who love life.
It is noteworthy that Guy Manoukian is one of the most famous Lebanese musicians, and he began playing the piano before he was four years old, where he trained at the hands of the best music teachers in Lebanon, and at the age of six he was a guest for the first time on Lebanese television, and one year later he gave a concert in the palace As soon as he was eight years old, he won the first prize in his life for a piece he composed. During his primary studies, he joined the musical activity, where he regularly participated in school concerts. At the age of sixteen, he performed his first solo concerts, and in 1997 he became a professional musician.
The turning point in his career came when he began to combine oriental music with western and distribute it with the latest contemporary styles.
Manoukian reached the world through his music. Over his career of more than four decades, he performed concerts in the largest capitals and countries of the world, and collaborated with the biggest stars and international groups in the field of music.
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