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Cairo, Al Qāhirah, Egypt (1921 – present)

Halim El-Dabh (born March 4, 1921 in Cairo, Egypt) is a music composer, ethnomusicologist and Professor Emeritus. He has written for African instruments and African themes. His works in opera, symphony, ballet, orchestra, chamber and electronic music are inspired from the heart of cultures in Africa and Asia.

El-Dabh is best known as an early pioneer of music. HIs "Wire Recorder Piece" (1944), produced before the introduction of tape recorders, can be considered the very first piece of read more

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