Christopher Stone, Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon: Fairouz and Rahabani Nation (London: Routledge, 2007), 40.
 Ibid, 41-42.
 "Fairouz," al-Mashriq: The Levant, Cultural Riches from the Countries of the Mediterranean, accessed July 8, 2017.
 Stone, 53.
 M. Mansur, Al-Kharita al-Shi’aryya fi al-Ughniya al-Rahbaniyya (Dimashq: Dar mamduh lilnashar watawzi’, 2009), 81.
 “Prevention [Memanada]” was a term coined by Hafez al-Assad in the late 1990s to describe a policy of fighting Israel through indirect confrontation, unlike "resistance [Muqawama]." He used this term to explain his decision to refrain from attacking Israel.
 In a song written by the Rahbani brothers and performed for the first time at the Cedar Festival in 1978, they wrote, “The child in the cave [Jesus] and his mother Mary both weep for those who were expelled [from their land].”
 "Al-fnnan Ziad al-rahbani: Fairuz tuhib Hassan Nasarallah walaw kanat mahall al-Assad lfa’alat ma yafaluhu alaan," al-Quds al-‘Arabi, December 13, 2013.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2089278214431050&substory_index=0&id=345180182174204 , accessed July 18, 2017.