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فريد الأطرش Farid el Atrash Yahabaybei Ya Ghaybeen Arabic Druze music

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Uploaded on Jun 21, 2009

Farid al-Atrash (October 19, 1915 - December 26, 1974; Arabic: فريد الأطرش) was an Egyptian composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor. He is one of the most important names of twentieth century Arabic music.
Farid was born in Syria to a Druze princely family who fought the French Colonial armies. His mother was Lebanese. As a child, Farid emigrated with his mother and siblings to Egypt, escaping the French occupation. Later, they were naturalized by the Egyptian government as Egyptian citizens. Farids mother sang and played the oud, which spurred his musical interest at an early age.

As a child and young adult, Farid sang in school events. He studied in a music conservatory and became an apprentice of the renowned composer Riyad as-Sunbaty. In the 1930s, Farid began his professional singing career by working for privately owned Egyptian radio stations. Eventually, he was hired as an oud player for the national radio station and later as a singer. His sister, Asmahan, was also a talented singer, and for a while they worked together. In 1941, they starred in their first successful movie, in which Farid himself composed all the music

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