Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji joins US band Pentatonix in new Christmas album – Music – Arts & Culture
Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji at the Grand View of the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. (Photo of his cover of the Egyptian classic Tolaet Ya Mahla Norha, produced by Oussama Rahbani)
Tawaji added a lyrical twist as he performed with the three international Grammy-winning Pentatonix members in the song Hark! The herald angels sing, your glory is here.
Additionally, Lebanese musician Oussama Rahbani collaborated with Alex Misakian to produce the Tawji and Pentatonix collaboration.
Pentatonix will also feature American singers Megan Trainor, Chinese instrumentalist Lang Lang and British band The King Singers on the upcoming album, which is arranged by producer Ben Bram.
Tawaji, who previously collaborated with Rahbani on an album of Christmas carols called Hallelujah, recently caught the eye with a new version of the song Que Sera Sera, in which she collaborated with Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi of Despacito.
Tawaji, who was featured by Andrea Bocelli, recently launched another duet with French singer Ycare in Les Cedres Cedar, which also featured her husband, famed trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf.
Tawaji, who recently signed with global production company Universal Arabic Music, is collaborating with famed producer Wassim Salxco Salibi on his new album.
Rahbani, who is one of the most influential composers in the Middle East, is the son of Lebanese musician and poet Mansour Rahbani. He released several albums with Tawaji: Bidayi wala Nihayi (2011), Ya Habibi (2014), Hiba Tawaji 30 (2017) and Hallelujah (2017).