|Its location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has dictated a rich history, shaped by a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity||But then is Samira Toufik that psychodelic? Attending one of her concerts, he gave her a bouquet of flowers, shortly after love started between the couple and they finally got married|
|Because of its financial power and diversity, Lebanon was known in its heyday as the Switzerland of the East||She started singing in her early teen years in the famous Ajram Theatre for public gatherings and private parties haflas at the age of 13|
Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after WWI, the five provinces that constitute modern Lebanon were mandated to France.
|Born Samira Cremona in Syria in 1935 she moved to Lebanon as a young girl and the story is that her talent was first discovered by a musician who heard her singing as she sat perched up a tree||Samira Tawfik disappeared from the music scene after breaking a leg in front of its house in London|
|French troops withdrew from Lebanon only in 1946||Lebanon gained independence in 1943, establishing a unique political system, confessionalism, a power-sharing mechanism based on religious communities|
Many famous tabla players like Setrak Serkissian had played for her, with other derbaki masters like Mohammed El-Barjawi.28