Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Birthday of Abdel Halim Hafez

google doodle today: Birthday of Abdel Halim Hafez

Google doodle today is to commemorate  the birthday of Abdel Halim Hafez.
Abdel Halim Ali Shabana, commonly known as Abdel Halim Hafez (June 21, 1929 – March 30, 1977), is among the most popular and celebrated singers in Egypt and the Arab world. Halim was also an actor, conductor, music teacher and movie producer. He is widely considered as one of the greatest Egyptian music artists along with Umm Kulthum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, and Farid Al Attrach. He is widely nicknamed as el-Andaleeb el-Asmar (The Tan Nightingale).

Birth name             Abdel Halim Ali Shabana
Born                      June 21, 1929(1929-06-21)
                             Ash Sharqiyah Governorate, Egypt
Origin                    Ash Sharqiyah Governorate
Died                      March 30, 1977(1977-03-30)
                             King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom (aged 47)
Genres                  Egyptian
Years active          1952–1977
Labels                   EMI Arabia
Associated acts     Umm Kulthum
                             Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Website     7alim.com

for more detail visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdel_Halim_Hafez