Ziad Rahbani and Lara Rain or when a music icon takes under his wing a young artist of great talent!
The eldest son of legendary singer Fairouz and composer Assi Rahbani, Ziad Rahbani is a Lebanese director, actor, composer and pianist. A rebel at heart and a symbol of the student revolt in Lebanon in the 1970s, Ziad became a social phenomenon and also the subject of many controversies. Whether performing in underground bars in Beirut or the stages of prestigious festivals, he always rouses an intergenerational crowd.
His repertory, passed on to younger generations, overlaps with the path followed by Lebanese-Canadian singer and actress Lara Rain, whose musical career took on a new impetus after a landmark encounter with Ziad Rahbani in 2007. A remarkable talent of the contemporary Arab scene, Lara Rain is among the few soloists who have sung alongside Ziad, whether at major festivals or in more intimate settings. Performing his jazziest songs such as “Sabah w massa,” “Un verre chez nous?” or “Kifak enta?” this singer, with her ethereal voice and unique style, will bring the eternal melodies of Ziad Rahbani to life.