Fairuz was born Nouhad Haddad, her father is Wadee Haddad, mother Lisa Alboustani. Her family was an Orthodox family in the town of Jabal Al Arz and grew up in Beirut. She began her musical career as a member of the chorus of the Lebanese state radio network. Her talent was soon recognized and she was engaged for solo performances.
Shortly thereafter Fairuz began a long and fruitful collaboration with Assy and Mansour Rahbani, who wrote many songs for her. (Mansour wrote the lyrics and Assy, whom Fairuz married in 1954, composed the music). They started to receive invitations to travel to Cairo, Damascus and other Arab cities to perform.
Fairuz's early recordings were an innovative mixture of Arab instruments and musical idioms with European instruments, such as violins, and dance rhythms, combining Fairuz's distinct vocal timbre with lyrics that expressed nostalgia for village life. Later recordings featured jazz-tinted compositions, some of which were written by her son, Ziad Rahbani.
Fairuz also starred in three motion pictures produced in the 1960s.
In the year 480 AD, Barsouma, the Nestorian Bishop of Nusaibin, slandered against the faithful orthodox of the East to Fairouz, the Persian king, accusing them of spying in the interest of the Byzantine Kingdom.
As a result, Fairouz slaughtered many of them shedding their innocent blood.
After the death of Barsauma, the Armenian Catholicos Christophorus visited the East and consecrated a monk by the name Garmai as bishop in the Monastery of St. Matthew and gave him authority to consecrate bishops, as the Catholicos of the East.
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