Mohammed Abdel Wahab

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Birthday
13, 1902
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
May 4, 1991 (89)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1902
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
May 4, 1991 (89)

About

Famous for composing the national anthems of Libya, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates ("Ya Beladi," "Humat al-Hima," and "Ishy Bilady," respectively), he also wrote the scores of a dozen Arabic musical movies. He is particularly remembered for combining Egyptian and Arabic musical styles with Western musical forms.

Before Fame

He first performed in public when he was just seventeen years old and recorded his first track when he was thirteen.

Trivia

An actor and singer as well as a composer, he played the main role in the enormously popular 1934 movie The White Flower.

Family Life

He spent his youth in Cairo, Egypt's Bab El-Sheriyah district.

Associated With

He wrote several songs for the famous Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum.