Assi el Helani (Mohammed el Helani), was born to a large family on November 28 in Baalbeck, Lebanon in 1970. He is the third youngest among his 13 brothers and sisters.
Assi's musical talent became evident very early, when as a child he was performing Lebanese songs in circle of his friends and family. His passion for singing intensified with time, however, and when he was 17 Assi embarked officially his music career, winning in the “Art Studio TV Program” for young artists. After his being awarded the popular Lebanese song nomination a new brilliant name emerged on the Lebanese musical horizon.
Assi studied for approximately five years (1985-1990) at the Higher Institute of Music in Lebanon concentrating on the Ood performance and Arab vocal techniques.
Assi had participated in numerous important musical events, including the Jarash festival, the Carthage festival, and a number of concerts around the Arab world, Europe and America. Being recognized as one of the most beloved and appreciated artists in the Arab World, he has released more than a dozen albums. His biggest hits “Wani Mareq Mareet”, “Amshi Lihali”, “Mali Saber”,“Ahebbak Gedan“, “Ahla Al Oyoun», “Shoag El Sahara” and “Kayed Ozzalak” gained for him popularity and admiration throughout the Region.
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