Marcel Khalife

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Birthday
10, 1950
Birthplace
Lebanon
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
Lebanon

About

French-Lebanese composer, singer, and Oud player known for his instrumental works. He was famous for such songs as "My Mother," "Rita and the Rifle," and "Passport," which was inspired by the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish.

Before Fame

He taught at the conservatory in Beirut from 1970 until 1975. He created the Al Mayadeen Ensemble in 1976, which led to international success and fame.

Trivia

He was awarded the Palestine Award for Music in 1999.

Family Life

He married Yolla Khalife, a singer and songwriter.

Associated With

He and Ibrahim Maalouf were both well known Lebanese composers.