CAIRO – 12 September 2017: Once you arrive in Beirut, you feel the spirit of the Lebanese star Sabah. Her voice, beauty and performance have to jump into your mind instantly.
In the heart of Beirut, the famous Hamra Street keeps the legendary singer alive by an awesome shining graffiti which is 24 meters high on a building called "Beirut’s Heart" or “Qalb Beirut”. The huge portrait was made by the Lebanese artist Yazen Halwany in 2015 in honor of the beloved singer.
The graffiti reflects the greatness of her talent and presence which paved her way to the hearts of her fans.
Sabah, Lebanese singer and actress, whose real name was Jeanette Gergis al-Feghali, first came to prominence in the 1950s as a star of Egyptian movies.
She is one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, and died aged 87. Sabah was the first Arab singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Piccadilly Theatre in London and the Sydney Opera House, BBC reported.