Abwab El-Salam of Wadih El-Safi – Cover by Wassim Njeim

The title of this song translates “The gates of peace”. It’s a song about yearning for peace, composed and performed by the late Lebanese singer Wadih El-Safi. It pretty much describes the situation that some countries in the Middle East have been in for so many years. Translation: My homeland is suffering, pity. It has had enough. We’ve had enough of tragedies, promises and talks. Pupils at school, the churches bells, the soldier and the knight, and the sound of the mosque prayers All are praying for peace to come. My father told me a story about his old dream He said the relief is coming soon from God And now I am the age of my father Oh poor me, I still have hope inside me I live in the dreams And my life is still waiting at the gates of peace. WASSIMUSIC www.wassim.net

Woulida Al Masi7 – Christmas song – ولد المسيح

Woulida Al Masi7 is a Christmas song in Arabic/Lebanese which basically means “Christ is born”. A very simple song on minor scale that changes from A minor to D minor. It was initially performed by the Lebanese female singer Majida Al Roumi.

This is a home recording that I’ve done with my 7 year-old daughter. It’s a multitrack recording in which every instrument, voice and sound was recorded separately. The instruments used were Strings (on Keyboard), Arabic Oud, Fox rhythm, among others. I also recorded the hands clapping part separately.