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Rafca Fares

Born on May 21, 1985 in Ghouma, Rafca Fares is a Lebanese singer who inherited her love for Lebanese folk music from her grandmother’s beautiful voice, and her interest in music from her family’s passion for various classical music styles.

This led her to pursue her own path in the music field, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Musicology from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in 2013, in parallel to studying oriental singing at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from USEK, and another in Graphic Design (2008) from Notre Dame University (NDU).

Not one to be bound by books and notes, Rafca influences her students with her academic credentials and her achievement rewards, as she advocates for voice and spirit to merge with the academic aspect in order to develop each individual’s “musical style”.

Rafca performed in numerous concerts in Lebanon and abroad, including in Cyprus, Jordan, Turkey, France, Belgium, Italy, Australia, Canada, and India, among others.

In 2008, she performed at the Concert for Peace with pianist and composer Zade Dirani in Amman’s Roman Amphitheater. The concert featured 100 musicians from 40 nations, including London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Voices choral ensemble.

In 2010, she had a special performance at a musical concert with the Qolo ’Atiqo Choir at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Rafca worked with renowned writer and director Georges Khabbaz in 2014 on one of the main roles of his musical titled “Rafqa”, in cooperation with the Lebanese Symphonic Orchestra, executed by the Saint Rafqa Institute of Sacred Music and the Saint Rafqa Choir.

Recently, Rafca performed at a concert with the Lebanese Symphonic Orchestra and Oriental Choir, with her repertoire covering songs by Fayrouz and the Rahbani Brothers, and a series of traditional Muwashahat. This occasion saw her launching two of her new songs, titled respectively “Oud Bi” and “Ahla mnl Soura”, which are part of her upcoming album composed by Gilbert Rahbani.
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