Abdel Halim Hafez was an Egyptian singer and considered one of the most iconic figures in the history of Arabic music. He was also an actor, conductor, businessman, film producer, and a music teacher. He is the icon of modern Arabic music. His song is still very popular throughout the Arab world.
Born : June 21, 1929
Birth Place : El Sharqia, Egypt
Origin : El Sharqia, Egypt
Birth name : Abdel Halim Ali Shabana
Profession : Singer, actor, producer, music teacher.
Nationality : Egyptian
Religion : Islam
Parents : Sheikh Ali Ismail Shabanah (father)
Siblings : Ismail and Mohammed (brother) and Aliah (sister)
Marital Status : Not married
Death : March 30, 1977 (aged 47)
Early life and Education:
Abdel Halim Hafez born in Al Sharqia Governorate. He is the fourth children of his parents and has Two brothers and on sisters. Abdel Halim Hafez’s mother died after giving birth to him and people around started thinking he was a bad luck. After five years his father died too, leaving him and all his sibling in an orphanage.
Abdel Halim Hafez first showed his music talent, when he was in primary school. His older brother was also a musician and used to teach him music. He joined the Arabic Music Institute in Cario at the age of 14 and soon he became a popular singer.
Abdel Halim Hafez started his singing career in clubs in Cario. In the early stage of his career, he was rejected for his new style singing. Later he was appreciated by the audiences and became a singer praised by all generations.
Abdel Halim Hafez had become the first Romantic singer. Under the composition of Mohammed Abdel Wahab, he produced several love songs. He became very popular and always performed in sold-out arenas and stadiums. He has also played various musical instruments such as oboe, drums, piano, oud, clarinet, and guitar. Abdel Halim Hafez had a very unique and rare voice and always sang with deep passion and true feeling. He was also an actor and acted in several films.
- Maddah El Amar (1994)
- Mawood (1994)
- Ala Hasb Weddad (1996)
- Gana el Hawa (1997)
- Kariat Al-Fengan (1997)
- Al Andalieb (1998)
- Ayam We Layali (1998)
- Abi Foq el Shagara (1999)
- Alkhataya (2000)
- Banat el Youm & Ayamna el Helwa (2000)
- Zay el Hawa: Arabian Masters (2004)
- The Dreamscape (2008)
- Romance and Love Songs of Arabia from the Prince of Love Songs (2009)
- Lahn El Wafa’ (The Song of Faithfulness) (1995)
- Ayyamna al-Holwa (Our Beautiful Days) (1995)
- Ayam We Layali (Days and Nights) (1995)
- Layali el hub (1956)
- Banat El Yom (The Girls of Today) (1957)
- Alwisada El Khalia (The Empty Pillow) (1957)
- El Banat Wel Seif (Girls and Summer) (1960)
- El Khataya (The Sins) (1963)
- Abi Foq El Shagara (My Father Atop a Tree) (1969)
On March 30, 1977, at the age of 47, the legend singer Abdel Halim Hafez and actor died of liver failure.
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