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Abdel Halim Hafez - Esbaqni Ya AlbY

from Arabian Masters (The Golden Age) by Various

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Abdel Halim Hafez Egyptian was an Egyptian singer, actor, conductor, businessman, music teacher and film producer. He is considered to be one of the greatest Egyptian musicians along with Umm Kulthum, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Mohamed Fawzi, and Shadia. As his popularity grew, he was given the nickname 'el-Andaleeb el-Asmar meaning The Dark-Skinned Nightingale. To date, he has sold over 80 million records

Lebanese singer Sabah reading Al Mawed magazine with Abdel Halim on the cover, 1966
During his career, he was very popular and always performed in sold-out arenas and stadiums.Despite his popularity, he rarely released a studio album since he worked purely as a live singer. He also played many different instruments, including the oboe, drums, piano, oud, clarinet and guitar] He was involved in all aspects of the composition of his songs.Halim introduced many new instruments to the Arab World.He was known for his deep passion in his songs and his unique voice.Halim performed in almost every country in the Arab World as well as outside the Arab World, including several concerts in Europe. Moreover, he sang uplifting patriotic songs for not only his native Egypt whom he dedicated tens of patriotic songs, but also some songs dedicated to other countries in the Arab World such as Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco during their revolutions and wars He used to encourage and help many young artists and actors to pursue successful careers.

In Egypt, Halim is known as the "King of Music", "The Son of Nile", "The voice of the people", "The son of the revolution", and "King of emotions and feelings". His patriotic songs were the most frequent songs sung by the crowds during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.One of the revolutionaries in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 quoted that "the nightingale's songs inspired us during the January 25 revolution", he added "Although, he died 35 years ago, his songs will surely continue to inspire his fellow Egyptians for many generations to come". His albums and CDs have sold more copies since his death than any other Arabic artist ever. His way of singing, the popularity of his songs and his behavior made him a role model for almost every modern singer in the entire region. Egyptians and also Arab people of all ages are fans of Halim. Halim is still remembered in the hearts of many people, even years after his death.


from Arabian Masters (The Golden Age), released May 5, 2021


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