The young talents in Lebanon are promising, and we must support them, because they are the generation that will draw the next artistic agenda, and what we see today of “trends” and decline in the music presented cannot be placed in the desired artistic framework. The young Sofia Haddad, 17 years old, is one of these promising artistic talents who wants to live the meaning of art step by step, aware of the life stages she is going through, and appreciative of the talent she possesses.
Sofia recently released her second song, “Bes Ya333 Al Khareef”, which she wrote and composed, and presented the music with her fingertips via the piano. And in a chat with “An-Nahar” to talk about the new work, after she released her first song “Bikvini” a year ago, it is possible to appreciate the educated youthful thought that she possesses.
“I received praise for my first song, but today I am also happy with the echoes that come to me after my new release,” Haddad says. In the “Rush Levant Music” competition organized by “Rush Production House” in Jordan, I won the first place in the competition with the vote of the Arab audience. The fruits of this victory resulted in the production of my song “Bas Ya33 Al Khareef”, which was recorded and filmed in Jordan, and today I celebrate its release.”
Sophia is a pianist and guitarist, and a member of the Fayhaa Choir, but she had to leave the choir temporarily for reasons related to her final year of school. The young woman grew up in a musical family, and the family’s musical gatherings wanted to reveal Sofia’s talent for singing: “My late grandmother had a beautiful voice, and I think I inherited my voice from her. My family was aware of my voice, as was my school, where I performed in concerts. Since then I encouraged and began to refine My talent is in a music center in Tripoli, and then I moved to the National Higher Institute of Music between Tripoli and Batroun until the Corona pandemic came, so I, like all the students, had to stop.” However, Sofia wanted to continue her music studies, so she completed it “online” and developed herself by going to a studio in Tripoli, where she recorded her voice and made her musical experiences, to confirm in front of what she narrated that everything she has accomplished to date would not have happened without the encouragement and support of her family.--
This family support for Sofia was present for her, but with complete care, when she had not yet completed her seventh year, as she was accepted into the auditions within the “Voice Kids” program in Beirut before standing on the stage, but the family, after reconsideration, preferred to wait because of her age. He was young and she wanted her daughter to be 100 percent ready for this experience.
Sofia stresses in her sweet voice that she does not consider herself today an artist, but rather wants to be classified within the category of a young talent with talent, and she adds: “I still have a long way to go to reach this title, because I am focusing entirely on my studies today, and I find in the two presented artworks an opportunity To introduce the public to a small part of my talent, as my task today is to graduate from university with a degree that will certainly not stray from the world of music.”