The present Doodle commends the 110th birthday celebration of Syrian-conceived Egyptian writer, artist, instrumentalist, entertainer, and film maker Farid al-Atrash, generally thought to be one of the Arab world’s incredible entertainers of his time. A virtuosic player of the stringed Middle Eastern instrument called the oud, al-Atrash perpetually left his blemish on music and film in Egypt and past, delivering more than 220 unique melodies and featuring in 31 melodic movies over his productive profession.
Farid al-Atrash was conceived on this day in 1910 into the conspicuous al-Atrash family in Jabal Druze in the Syrian territory of Suwayda. As a kid, al-Atrash emigrated with his mom and kin to Egypt, getting away from the French occupation. Afterward, they were naturalized by the Egyptian government as residents. There, he proceeded to seek after melodic instruction—propelled by his mom who was an expert vocalist and artist herself. Showing an uncommon melodic ability, by the mid ’30s he was singing consistently on Egyptian radio.
Al-Atrash before long started to deliver his own music and rose to another degree of distinction with his big-screen debut–close by his sister (Asmahan)– in the 1941 film “Intisar al-Shabab” (“The Triumph of Youth”). He proceeded to lead a greatly effective movie profession during Egypt’s brilliant time of film over the next many years. Then, he made numerous tunes thought about works of art of present day Arab music and through his remarkable instrumental ability acquired the epithet “Lord of the Oud.”
Upbeat birthday, Farid al-Atrash!