Hanine y son Cubano presents Lebanese songs of Abdelwahab, Asmahan, and Al Atrach with her own style, based on music and percussions from Cuba!
Well past midnight, but the narrow cobbled streets of the city's old Pelourinho section of Salvador da Bahia were still alive with music. In one small courtyard, people danced to a mixture of salsa, rumba and Latin rhythms combined with Arabic musical melodies sung by Lebanese singer Hanine y son Cubano. This was Bahia's Mercado Cultural, or Latin American Cultural Market, a six-day event that brings together performers, agents and producers of music, dance and theater. This is an encounter with one of the most successful fusion acts ever! I know that Arabic melodies combined with Cuban son sounds like a mind-bender, but check it out for yourself... Hanine's first recording, 'Arabo Cuban' became the top-selling Lebanese album for an entire year.