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Ahmad Zahir (1946 - 1979), was an Afghan singer, songwriter and composer. A celebrity of enduring popularity more than a quarter century after his controversial death, he is considered an icon of Afghan culture.

Ahmad Zahir’s fame has surpassed any previous singer in Afghanistan’s history, earning him the title of Afghanistan’s Nightingale. His status, as a pop singer, has been unrivaled even 27 years after his death (as of 2006). Posthumously granted the status of a luminary, his songs serve to this day as voice and music training lessons for aspiring singers. As a matter of fact, in performances of other popular Afghan singers, there is always a request for an Ahmad Zahir song. Often others’ voice command is evaluated based on Ahmad Zahir’s standards, a reference point to whom new singers are measured. He is still celebrated as the most popular Afghan music phenomenon and, for many, the purest embodiment of modern Afghan music.

With over 22 albums (not including improvised recordings) in less than 15 years, he has more songs to his credit than any other Afghan singer. His albums are still outselling all other Afghan singers both inside and outside Afghanistan. He is widely popular in Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikestan, Uzbekistan and Turkey.


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  • hamsadainfo

    i love his voice you may as well like other afghan singer

    24 Jan 10:37am Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    the more i listen to him the higher my esteem for him grows.

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    absolutely gorgeous jams. perfect sunday morning music.

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • amirullo

    Так... как можно загрузить полную версию некоторых песен? основной трек- лайли-лайли. Отличная версия, где Ахмад поет с девушкой, у которой очень милый и капризный голос (никто, кстати, не знает как ее зовут?)

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • moomand

    love u man

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • robo042

    Rest in peace

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • iVan_Arctica

    Талантливый человек. El Bimbo - нетленная вещь. Спасибо.

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • stereoForte

    long live the king! he's been getting more attention lately, I hope they start re-releasing his stuff!

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • bayonetblaha

    because we don't know where to get his music!

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • s-p-morticiAN

    why are the most popular top tracks from The Kite Runner? people should check out his other stuff. its WAY better.

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • jeffbbz

    the best!

    15 Dec 2008 Reply

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