Sayed Darwish was an Egyptian singer and composer who was considered the father of Egyptian popular music and one of Egypt’s greatest musicians and its single greatest composer. Darwish died of a heart attack in Alexandria on 15 September 1923, aged 31. He is still regarded as a noble and adored figure in Egyptian history.
|Native name:||السيد درويش البحر|
|Also known as:||The Father of Modern Arab Music, Father of Egyptian Popular Music|
|Born:||March 17, 1892|
|Died:||September 15, 1923, Alexandria, Egypt|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician|
|IMDb:||Sayed Darwish’s IMDb|
|Spotify:||Sayed Darwish’s Spotify|
About Sayed Darwish
Egyptian singer and composer who is considered the father of Egyptian popular music.
His first hit song was “The Beautiful One,” which was released in 1912.
He put words to the Egyptian national anthem, “Bilady, Bilady, Bilady,” taken from a speech by Mustafa Kamil.
He was one of seven children in his family.
He had a great amount of influence on his country’s music scene, much like North American Robert Johnson.
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- Arabic music – Arabic music or Arab music is the music of the Arab world with all its different music styles and genres. Arabic countries have many rich and varied styles of music and also many dialects; each country has its own traditional music.
- Middle Eastern music – Middle Eastern music spans across a vast region, from Morocco to Iran.
- Misirlou – “Misirlou” is a folk song from the Eastern Mediterranean region, with origins in the Ottoman Empire. The original author of the song is not known, but Arabic, Greek and Jewish musicians were playing it by the 1920s.
- Music of Egypt – Music has been an integral part of Egyptian culture since antiquity. The Bible documents the instruments played by the ancient Hebrews, all of which are correlated in Egyptian archaeology.
- Egyptian male singers
- Egyptian composers
- National anthem writers
- 19th-century singers
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