LEBANESE WOMEN CAN sing in front on stage.
They can do so with a variety of styles, from classical to rock and jazz.
They can even perform in an intimate setting like a coffee shop, and it is often the first time the audience sees them.
But what makes them such an attraction for the international public is their willingness to embrace the international spotlight and their ability to speak their minds.
“In the last couple of years, there has been a big push in Lebanon towards more transparency and accountability,” said Adnan, who is from the coastal city of Tripoli.
“When people see a singer who sings in a Lebanese accent, they feel more confident.”
It is a sign that people are more open-minded, that they have a little bit of empathy with people.
“That empathy, said Adnah, is a result of Lebanese women being open-hearted, accepting of people from other ethnic groups, and not hiding behind a veil of religious conservatism.”
I think they have an open heart,” she said.”
But they also have a big responsibility to listen and learn, which is the opposite of what they are doing.
“When it comes to performing, Lebanese women have developed a range of styles.
Many of them are vocalists, singers who use their voices to create a certain mood or theme.
Adnah’s voice is a blend of jazz, classical and pop music.”
We are all very young and our voices are unique,” she explained.”
Sometimes, when we perform, we use music that is different from the songs we are used to playing.
But the music we sing is very traditional and traditional Lebanese songs.
“But Lebanese women can sing in more than just the traditional Lebanese tunes.
For example, Adnah has sung in many popular English songs, including the hit song The One That Got Away.”
People are starting to realise that Lebanese singers can do it,” she added.
When I spoke to Adnah a couple of weeks ago, she was already singing in an English version of the hit “I’ve Got You Babe”.”
I don’t know how many people I’ve sung in, but they’ve been doing it for a long time,” she admitted.”
A lot of people have started to realise it and are asking for a song or two.
“The reason why they are singing is because they feel comfortable and they have to do it, even if it’s not their favourite thing.”‘
Lebanese singers are not afraid of the spotlight’A Lebanese woman is no stranger to the spotlight.
But now, after many years of singing in the spotlight, she has taken it one step further.
In 2013, Lebanese singer-songwriter Adnan was forced to step down from her current role as a professional singer after the Lebanese Government’s decision to allow her to perform in public, but in her place was a new singer who had previously only sung in private.
“They said that I was too popular, so they took me off the stage,” she recalled.
“There was a lot of anger in Lebanon, and I didn’t want to take it that way, so I had to take a stand.”
Now, it is a great honour to sing in public.
People love my voice, and when I am singing, it gives them a good feeling.
“Adnan says she is proud to have been given the opportunity to sing on stage, because she believes the international attention is more than welcome.”
I met Adnan at a Beirut cafe on her birthday, where she was invited to perform with a Lebanese singer. “
I have never done anything like that before.”
I met Adnan at a Beirut cafe on her birthday, where she was invited to perform with a Lebanese singer.
She was excited and had no idea what she was doing.
She told me she wanted to sing with the singer, who was a very shy person.
But she said she had to perform first, and the Lebanese singer took her by the hand and led her to the stage.
“You can’t do that if you don’t have a sense of control, and so she made me do that,” she laughed.
After a few songs, Adnan asked the Lebanese man to introduce her to her fellow singer, and she was immediately introduced to another singer.
The Lebanese singer then invited Adnan to sing alongside her in a separate part of the cafe.
“After that, I could feel the spotlight on me.
It was like I was a celebrity,” she confessed.”
And I am proud of it.”
Lebanon’s cultural and artistic scene is thriving, but the music scene has also flourished, with more than 40,000 musicians and artists performing on stage across the country.
“Lebons have a lot to offer, but I think the best thing they can do is to continue to sing,” Adnah said.
“I’m very happy to be a Lebanese woman singing in public.”LIVE UPDATES:Live updates on the war in Lebanon: