Farid al-Atrash

Arabic music, Composer

1910 – 1974

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Who was Farid al-Atrash?

Farid al-Atrash, or in French spelling Farid El-Atrache, was a Syrian-Egyptian composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor. Having immigrated to Egypt in childhood, Al-Atrash embarked on a highly successful career spanning more than four decadesrecording 500 songs and starring in 31 movies. Sometimes referred to as "King of the Oud", he is one of the most important figures of 20th-century Arab music.

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Born
Oct 19, 1910
As-Suwayda
Also known as
  • Farid El-Atrache
  • Farid El Atrache
  • King of the Oud
  • The Sad Singer
  • Farid Al Atrache
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Druze
Ethnicity
  • Arab people
Nationality
  • Syria
  • Egypt
Profession
Died
Dec 26, 1974
Beirut
Resting place
Cairo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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