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Music Legend Sabah Fakhri Passes Away

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By Alex Abumuhor

The Syrian artists Syndicate mourned the Syrian artist Sabah Fakhri, who died at the age of 88, nicknamed “Sanaja Al Arab,” one of the most important Arab artists.

He recorded about 160 melodies between a song, a poem, a role, a muwashah, and a mawwal, Fakhri also achieved a record after singing on stage for 10 continuous hours without a break, at a party in the Venezuelan city of Caracas in 1968.

The late artist who’s real name is Sabah al-Din Abu Qaws was born in Aleppo in 1933, and was awarded the Syrian Order of Merit of the Excellent Class in 2007, in recognition of his great and distinguished achievements in the service of art.

He held several positions, so he was elected captain of artists, vice-president of the Arab Artists Union, and director of the Syrian Song Festival.

Sabah hit the record for singing when he sang in Caracas, Venezuela, for 10 hours without interruption in 1968.

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