Kamel al-Khola'ie

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Birthday
14, 1881
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Oct 9, 1931 (50)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
14, 1881
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Oct 9, 1931 (50)

About

Rose to prominence during the beginning of the 20th century. He contributed much to the evolution of Arab music.

Before Fame

He designed shop signs on Mohammed Ali Street in Cairo. His travels throughout Syria, Baghdad, Istanbul, and Tunisia changed his life and his perspective on the musical arts.

Trivia

He was well known for recomposing a number of popular international musicals such as "Tayes" and "Carmen," most of which were performed by the Mounira El Mahdeya troupe.

Family Life

His father Mohammed Suleiman Alkhalai was also a musician who raised his son in a very musical environment. He began playing instruments before he was 10 years old.

Associated With

He became prominent about a half century after fellow composer Richard Wagner.