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Abdel Halim Hafez

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Abdel Halim Hafez (Arabic: عبد الحليم حافظ ) (June 21, 1929 – March 30, 1977), was an immensely popular singer and actor in Egypt and the Arab world from the 1950s to the 1970s. His music is still played on radio daily throughout the Arab world. Abdel Halim is considered one of the four greats of 20th century Egyptian and Arabic music, along with Umm Kalthoum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Farid El Atrache.

His most famous songs include Ahwak (“I love you”), Khosara (“A pity”), Gana El Hawa (“Love, come to us”), Sawah (“Wanderer”), Zay el Hawa (“It feels like love”), and El Massih (“The Christ”), among the 260 songs that he recorded. His last, and perhaps most famous, song, Qariat el-Fingan (“The fortune-teller”), featured lyrics by Nizar Qabbani and music by Mohammed Al-Mougy. Abdel Halim’s big screen debut was “Sharre’ El Hob” (“Love STreet”), in which he starred with Sabah. He starred in sixteen films, including “Dalilah”, which was Egypt’s first colored motion picture.

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  • tokyochorus

    As far as I'm concerned, no other singer can even come close to him. [3]

    14 Mar 3:11am Reply
  • BlueCadet-3D

    As far as I'm concerned, no other male Arabic singer can even come close to him. [2]

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • leroijonesjr

    i really like this guy

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • bakhtnassar

    a quick way to get the two pages together is to ask in the last.fm irc, very fast turn around before when I asked for two separate pages for les rallizes denudes for example

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • uglyfat

    Please click on "suggest a correction" and vote for the Arabic spelling (عبد الحليم حافظ) to unite the two profiles. Autocorrection is still not working after all this time.

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • happygir

    موت بس لسه اغانيك عايشه جوانا ..الله يرحمك يا عندليب يا عملاق الفن الجميل

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • abdurra7man

    Sawah .. (Arabic : سواح )

    7 May 2012 Reply
  • Qmerti

    ها دي صورة کویسة

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • biyeye

    j'ai écouté tous les chanteurs du monde, toutes générations confondues, mais Abdelhalim m'a marqué au fer rouge.35 ans après sa mort, il reste toujours au top des chanteurs mondiaux.Allah yarhamek.

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • biyeye

    Jamais un chanteur n'égalera Abdelhalim hafez. Jamais.

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • tokyochorus

    ily

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • abomostafa14

    من غنى للحب و بالحب

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Hulum

    يا ذكرى الزمن الجميل.

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • EslamAbosaed

    Ahwak ya Abdelhalim [5] RIP :(

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • EslamAbosaed

    Best Arabic Singer In HISTORY

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • sharwashere

    i love the sound of arabic in the early morning.

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • NOoOnSwEEty

    A7wak <3 Aloosh ................... u r my heart u r my soul u r All my LifE

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • AbOD7

    Ahwak ya Abdelhalim [4] RIP :(

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • MourningMoon

    Exactly.

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • uglyfat

    As far as I'm concerned, no other male Arabic singer can even come close to him.

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
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