Rima Khcheich

Rima Khcheich

Gender: Female

Nationality: Lebanon

Job Title: Singer

Rima Khcheich is a Lebanese singer who was born in in 1974 in the southern Lebanese village of Al-Khiam. Her singing career started at the age of nine, when she sang at the Arabic Cultural Club in Beirut as part of the children choir.

Few years later, Khcheich moved into singing solo at the Beirut Oriental Troop for Arabic Music. Her great performance was under the guidance of the famous Lebanese Maestro, Salim Sahab.

In the year 1985, Rima Khcheich was awarded the bronze medal for the best Mediterranean Song during the Bizert Festival in Tunisia.

Khcheich studied classical Arabic singing at The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.

Khcheich sang songs for great singers of the past such as: Sayyed Darwish, Muhammad Abdel Wahab, Zakariah Ahmad and others.

In 2001 Rima Khcheich worked with the Yuri Honing Trio, a famous Dutch Jazz group, and recorded 3 albums:

1- Orient Express
2- Yalalalli
3- Falak

Khcheich teaches oriental singing at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.

Rima Khcheich also teaches voice and classical Arabic singing at the annual Arabic Music Retreat which takes place at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Some of her best songs include:
Al Shayyaleen, Foutina al-Lathi, Falak, Mawwal Walaw and Kalam Al Leil.

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