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Julia Boutros

Voice for Freedom and Resistance

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Date of Birth:

1968

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Beirut, Lebanon

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Why Featured?

Julia Boutros is a renowned Lebanese singer with a significant impact on the Arab music scene. Her patriotic and militant songs have been instrumental in voicing the aspirations and struggles of the Lebanese and Palestinian people, particularly against Israeli occupation and aggression. Her music echoes the sentiments of resistance and national pride, and she has been a vocal supporter of the Lebanese and Palestinian cause.

Brief bio

Julia Boutros is a Lebanese singer born in Beirut to a Lebanese father and a Palestinian mother. She began her musical career at a young age and has become known for her songs with patriotic and militant themes that often reflect the struggles of the Lebanese and Palestinian people. She has been a significant figure in the Arab music scene and is recognized for her contributions to national and humanitarian causes.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • 1982: At 14, released her first album in French, "C’est la vie."

  • 1987: Released her second album, "Where Are You Travelling?" believed to be dedicated to her future husband, Elias Bou Saab.

  • 1996: Married Elias Bou Saab and later had two sons, Samer and Tarek.

  • 2000: Celebrated the end of Israeli occupation in southern Lebanon with a concert and received the National Cedar Medal.

  • 2006: Raised $3 million for families affected by the Lebanon-Israel conflict through her music.

  • "Ghabet Shams El Haq" (1985): A song reflecting the Lebanese struggle during Israeli occupation.

  • "Ahibaii" (2006): A song based on a letter by Hezbollah's leader, used to raise $3 million for families of martyrs and victims...See More

  • "Yamma Mwel Lhawa" (2023): A song capturing the essence of Palestinian sorrow and hope.

  • Humanitarian Efforts: Contributed a significant portion of her earnings from concerts and performances to support national and humanitarian causes in the Arab World...See More

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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