“My mom sacrificed her career in France for my sake”.
In fact, 30 years before Aline Lahoud got onto that stage, her mother, famous Lebanese singer Salwa Al Katrib was turning down a proposal from the artistic director of the French singer Serge Lama to become an International Star in France and the USA.
She wanted to stay here and raise her child in Lebanon.
However, back then, Salwa Al Katrib wouldn’t have probably imagined that 30 years later, that song she loved singing would be going viral on Social Media channels all around the world and getting thousands of tweets, shares and blog posts.
She would have not imagined that audiences in Europe would be translating her lyrics to get a grasp of what made that Jury of experts stand up in appreciation and respect.
Below is the original song “Khedni Maak” as sung by Salwa Al Katrib herself:
Many may argue whether it was a right decision for Aline Lahoud to participate in such a show, especially being a known Lebanese singer herself but what no one can deny is that in a 5 minute on-stage performance, she succeeded in paying tribute to Salwa Al Katrib’s legacy and in showing how one family from Tripoli (her mother’s) and one family from Aamchit (her father’s) could create Art that would astonish the world.
Information Source: Wikipedia
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