Lebanese composer Elias Rahbani has died aged 83

As well as writing songs for Fairouz, the legendary composer was a pioneering force in Lebanese pop music.

Lebanese composer Elias Rahbani has died aged 83

As well as writing songs for Fairouz, the legendary composer was a pioneering force in Lebanese pop music.

Legendary Lebanese composer and arranger Elias Rahbani has sadly passed away at the age of 83 after a battle with Covid-19.

During a career spanning nearly six decades, Rahbani has written and arranged music both solo and alongside his brothers Mansour and Assi under The Rahbani Brothers, most notably for the iconic singer Fairouz.

Believed to have composed over 2,500 songs, Rahbani has composed music for the late Sabah and Wadih El Safi, one of the most lauded Arabic singers, and in more recent years has worked with contemporary pop artists as well as writing scores for Lebanese and Egyptian film and TV.


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