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Biography

  • Born

    1935 (age 84)

Samira Tawfik also known as Semira Toufic or Sameera Tawfic is an iconic Arabic singer.

Samira Tawfik was born on the 25th of September 1935 in Al Zemayzeh, Beirut. The area was known as Al Rmayleh at that time.

Samira Tawfic real name is Samira Karimona, the family gave her the name Samira Ghastin Karimona.

Samira Tawfiq loved singing. Her talent appeared when she used to climb the trees and sing for great Arab artists like: Mohammad Abdel Wahab, Umm Kulthum, and other artists.

At the age of 13, Samira Tawfik starting reviving concerts on the stages in Beirut, and later moved other areas. The Lebanese singer Samira Toufik was known as “Sahibat Al Ostoul Al Sades”.

Samira Tawfic did not get the fame she wanted in Lebanon, especially with competition from big names such as Fairouz, Nasri Shamseddine, Sabaah and Wadih El Safi. She decided to move to Jordan and start her career by producing many songs for the Jordanian Radio.

Samira Toufik’s first song was "Beyn El Dawali", and she continued launching many songs that were known by Lebanese fans and in the Arab countries. She was characterized by the Bedouin dialect.

Some of Samira Tawfik songs: Ya hala bel dayf, Asmar Khafif El Dayf, Darabni w baka, Bassara w barraja, La Bakol w La Bashrab. Ya 3en Mouleyeten, Ballah tsoubou hal kahwa, and many other songs.

Samira Tawfik performed in many concerts and festivals in the world and in Arab countries where a huge numbers of fans waited impatiently to hear her sing.

Around the year 2004, Samira met Al Shab Ghabi, a Lebanese businessman living in Switzerland, He was attending one of her concerts, he gave her a bouquet of flowers, and later love started between the couple and they got married.

Samira Tawfik disappeared from the music scene after she broke her leg in front of her house in London.

Currently Samira spends most of her time between her first home in Hazmieh and her other in Faytroun.

Samira has promised her fans a work which will see the light soon with eight new songs.

Samira Tawfik songs are still repeated and sang by the public until today, despite her absence from the artistic scene.

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