|My interview with Tania Kassis in Beirut July 2011|
Tania Kassis aka 'La Soprano du Liban' is a Lebanese artist who quickly rose to international fame when she released a song titled the "Islamo-Christian Ave" over a year ago in which she recorded the Ave Maria and intermixed it with the "Shahada" (the Islamic call for prayer). The result was an outstanding track that aimed to highlight the common message of peace in both Christianity and Islam.
Last year, Tania released her first album which she called Oriental Colors and which included such amazing tracks as "Ounchoudat Beirut," "Jerusalem" and "Chou Ma Sar." The CD is available on iTunes, Amazon.fr, MySpace and through the artist's website www.taniakassis.com. She has also been touring extensively and spreading her message of peace, love and hope all over the world.
During my recent to Beirut, Tania Kassis very graciously agreed to an interview with me in which she spoke about her music, her life, her artistic journey and her hopes for teh future. The interview will be intermingled with clips from Tania's music and will air on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) in the Fall of 2011. In the emantime, I am giving readers of this blog exclusive access to the audio track from the interview which was conducted in July 2011 in Beirut, Lebanon.
Below are some pictures from my exclusive interview with Tania Kassis followed by Tania's video salute to Stanford University and KZSU listeners as well as video clips from Tania's spectacular repertoire of songs.
My Exclusive Audio Interview with Tania Kassis by author30
SAMPLE FROM THE REPERTOIRE OF TANIA KASSIS: