The news of the death of the Syrian artist, Sabah Fakhri, was topped by social media sites and activists’ speech, before the Syndicate of Syrian Artists came out and revealed the truth.
Good morning Fakhri
The Artists Syndicate confirmed that this news is unfounded, and that the artist Sabah Fakhry is fine and in good health.
The Syndicate wrote in a post on its official Facebook page: “After communicating with our colleague Anas Fakhry, son of the great artist, Sabah Fakhri. It has been confirmed that the able artist Sabah Fakhri is fine and in complete health. Any news that is not issued on the Artists Syndicate page is a rumor.
Anas Fakhry, Sabah’s son, also denied the rumors of his father’s death, confirming in press statements that he is fine and in good health.
What is the point of rumors?
Anas expressed his surprise at the initiators of rumors, and said: “What is the point of such hateful rumors, and what are they throwing through them?”
The Syrian artist, Sahar Abu Sharrouf, also wrote a tweet on her personal page on “Twitter,” which said: “The giant professor Sabah Fakhri. With a thousand goodness of God, his life will be prolonged, O Lord.
The Giant Professor
With a thousand good
God extends his life, Lord
– Sahar Abu Sharrouf (@saharaboshrof)
This is not the first time that rumors have been spread about Sabah Fakhri’s death, as he was exposed to the same rumor in 2017, and preceded it again.
Who is Sabah Fakhri?
It is worth noting that Sabah Fakhri (87 years), one of the prominent singers in the Arab world, was famous in the world records of singers as one of the most important singers of the East. Those who preserved an almost extinct form of Arabic music, the art of muwashahat and al-Quddud al-Halabi.
Sabah Fakhri was able to enter the Guinness Book of Records when he sang for 10 hours straight in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1968.
In addition to art, Sabah Fakhri held a number of important positions, such as the captain of Syrian artists more than once, and the vice president of the Union of Arab Artists. Member of the Syrian People’s Assembly in its seventh legislative session in 1998.
Sabah Fakhry grew up in Al-Ajam neighborhood inside the village of Al-Qusailah in one of the old neighborhoods of Aleppo, and was surrounded by a group of singers and singers. And readers of the Qur’an, and his family discovered his voice for the first time when he was a baby.
Sabah Fakhri said in one of the previous press interviews that when he was one month old, one of his relatives deliberately woke him up with his pinch. Because he liked to hear his voice even when he was crying, he had a special tone for crying according to his words.
Sabah Fakhri was able to memorize the Qur’an at an early age, and he began reciting in the mosques of Aleppo and the Naqshbandi rings, and his first exercises were with. Sheikh Bakri Al-Kurdi, one of the most prominent sheikhs in music.
Sabah Fakhri’s talent appeared in his first decade of life, and he studied singing and music with his general education at that early age at the Aleppo Institute of Music. After that, from the Damascus Institute, he graduated from the Oriental Music Institute in 1948 in Damascus.
At the age of 12, Sabah Fakhri sang in the presence of the then President of the Syrian Republic Shukri al-Quwatli during his visit to Aleppo in 1946.
In his youth, Sabah Fakhri was an employee of the endowments of Aleppo and a muezzin in the Al-Rawda Mosque there, and then the artist Sami Al-Shawa undertook his care later. So he changed the name of Sabah al-Din Abu Qus to Muhammad Sabah and took him with him on singing tours in the Syrian governorates.
My Fakhri is not a Sabah percentage, but rather a tribute to Fakhry Al-Baroudi who nurtured his talent.
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