The death of the Lebanese singer, Mohamed Jamal

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The death of the great Lebanese singer, Muhammad Jamal, passed away at dawn on Friday , after a long journeyAlmost nine decades and it was full of successes and songs that made his stardom in the Arab world.

The actor and composer, whose voice distinguished many patriotic songs, was born in 1934 in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. His passion for music began since his childhood, so he learned to play the oud instrument at the hands of his father, and he sang national anthems and songs of great singers in his school parties, and he embarked on his artistic career in 1954 from Beirut through Atheer. The Lebanese Radio, where he opened his career with two melodies, “They told me, Ahl al-Hawa” and “Asmar, O You Concerned with My Mind.”

Then Gamal moved to Cairo in 1956 and participated in the movie “The Merry Widow” alongside Laila Fawzi and Kamal Al-Shennawy, then in the movie “H3” in 1961 directed by Abbas Kamel alongside the giants of Egyptian cinema, Rushdie Abaza, Suad Hosni and Tawfiq Al-Dakan.

Jamal collaborated with many great poets, and the most prominent of his songwriters was the poet Michel Tohme Shafiq al-Maghribi, Abdel Jalil Wahba and Nizar al-Hur.

He composed many songs for great artists such as Sabah, Najah Salam, and the Syrian singer Marwan Hossam El-Din.

Muhammad Jamal’s songs became famous in the seventies of the twentieth century, and the song “Oh, O Umm Hamada” spread, and he presented his most famous songs, such as “I want to see you every day,” “I swear to the east of my country,” “I carried you my peace,” “Your heart is young,” and the song “I don’t have money to give you.” “.

During the same period, he participated in many joint Syrian-Lebanese films, including “Women for Winter, Love of the Clown, Official Mission.” At the end of the seventies and the beginning of the eighties, he presented new songs such as “You and I We Were Walking on the Roads.”

It was composed by Elias Rahbani, “Aja Al-Saif” and “Al-Matarat”, in addition to the album “A Daroub Al-Hawa”, which contained many songs, “Mili Ma Mal Al-Hawa”, “Halalila” and the song “Rahati Rahaty Leween Rahati”.

In late 1981, Muhammad Jamal immigrated due to the conditions of the war in Lebanon to the United States of America, and in 1984 he returned from it and carried out remarkable artistic activity between 1984 and 1986, where in 1985 he presented new songs, including “Al-Shouq Ba’talak”, “Zina Al-Malameh”, “Hala La La La Lea and many more.

Jamal added an important asset to the Syrian and Lebanese folk songs, and was distinguished by his successful experiences in synthesizing Arabic singing with the colors of Greek, Turkish, Spanish, and other folklore. This resulted in beautiful songs such as “Music and Your Love, You and We Only.” He is also considered one of the first to introduce the “drums” rhythm to the song.

Jamal sang patriotic songs for many Arab countries, so he singled out Syria with the song “Syria Ya Habibi” along with Muhammad Salman and Najah Salam, which spread during the October Liberation War. He also sang several songs for the Palestinian cause, such as “Ya Quds” and “I am the Arab.”

For the world of children, Jamal presented several songs, including the song “Hey Hey Baba”, in addition to composing some of the songs of the famous “Iftah Ya Simsim” programme.

In terms of concerts, Jamal performed in various parts of the Arab world, especially in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and many countries of the Diaspora.

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