The Lebanese soprano to “Asharq Al-Awsat”: The future is promising </p><div itemprop="articleBody"> <p>Lebanese soprano Hiba al-Qawas revealed that her dream is to record and document civilizations in Saudi Arabia musically. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, she expressed optimism about independent Arab music, describing it as "promising".
Hiba al-Qawas fascinates the desert and “Marmagh” in its sands, and she is gathered in Saudi Arabia by a bond of love. A musical bridge between East and West, she is amazed by the game of civilizations and human communication between peoples, and she tweets about the love of deserts and their sands, and says: “It remains in my heart the place to which I return to rest.” Beautiful! How does the desert do that to you? “You fascinate me and empty my fatigue. It makes me feel at one with the universe and calm down in its beauty.” She adds: “The Arabian Peninsula is inside me. I believe that one day the world will discover that there are civilizations in Saudi Arabia that are older than all known civilizations. I dream of doing studies documenting and transcribing it musically. Here is our Arab heritage.
The sopranos recently returned from Abu Dhabi after participating in training Emirati musical talents in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Group for Culture and Arts. For a holder of a master’s degree with high distinction in operatic singing and a doctorate in musical composition, the “future is promising” and looks forward to supporting capable governments, which will allow enhancing and refining access to talented Arab youth.
Her travels and experience flow into this source, as she believes in the academic work of specialization, and raises the call to build schools and academies to “train and package” talents in preparation for the large production that incubates moments of creativity. And she believes that there are opportunities “if the able countries receive them, they will bear fruit.”