Fares Karam

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Fares Karam
Fares Karam - Karmsaddeh Festival - September 3, 2017.jpg
Karam during a performance at the Karmsaddeh Festival of September 3, 2017
Background information
Native name فارس كرم
Born (1973-06-25) June 25, 1973 (age 45)
Origin Jezzine, Lebanon
Genres Lebanese, World, Oriental Arabic Levantine
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1996-Present
Website fareskaram.tv

Fares Karam (Arabic: فارس كرم‎; born June 25, 1973) is a popular Lebanese singer who specializes in the Dabke style and Lebanese music in general. He is known for the songs "Retani" (I wish), "El-Tannoura" (The Skirt), "Shefta" (I Saw Her) and "Neswanji" (womanizer). Throughout his career, he has participated in a large number of concerts, public celebrations and festivals all over Lebanon. Karam has also toured the Arab World, UK, South America, United States, Europe, Australia and Canada.[1][2]


Karam was born in Jezzine, in Southern Lebanon to a Christian family. His father was a farmer and his mother worked as a teacher in the local school for their village. He has one sister, Madonna, with whom he maintains a very close relationship. Karam grew up in the mountainous areas of Lebanon, and later attributed his song "Jabali" to this experience.[3][4]

Fares Karam rose to the limelight in the 1990s when he participated in the 1996 series of the Lebanese talent show Studio El Fan and received the gold medal.[5] He signed with Rotana Records. His musical style is linked more closely to Dabke. His live band plays many of his songs with a large tabl (drum).


  • Shlon (1998)
  • Janen (2002)
  • Aktar Min Rohi (2003)
  • Dakhelo shaklek jananeh (2004)
  • Wedni (2005)
  • Yo'Borni (2007)
  • Elhamdullah (2010)
  • Fares Karam 2013 (2013)
  • Aal Tayeb (2015)
  • 44:36 (2018)


  • Bala Hob Bala Bateekh
  • Mnamnam


  1. ^ mtvlebanon (2013-07-04), Talk Of The Town - Fares Karam - 04-07-2013 - حديث البلد - فارس كرم, retrieved 2016-05-25 
  2. ^ "Fares Karam on U.S./ Canada Tour - Waleg". www.waleg.com. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Interview de Fares Karam". JetSet Magazine. 
  4. ^ "Lovebirds Fares Karam and Rita Karkafi caught nesting on Twitter". Al Bawaba. 
  5. ^ elie youssef (2011-04-05), Fares Karam - Studio el Fan 1996, retrieved 2016-05-25 

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