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Born in Aleppo, Syria
Died in Damascus, Syria
Birth NameSabah Abu Qaws

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Sabah Fakhri was born on May 2, 1933 in Aleppo, Syria. He is known for SuperStar (2003). He died on November 2, 2021 in Damascus, Syria.

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Famous Syrian traditional singer.
He studied at the Academy of Arabic Music of Aleppo and then at the Damascus music conservatory, from which he graduated in 1948.
He was a muezzin in Al Rawda Mosque in Aleppo in his youth. The role earned Fakhri the attention of musician Sami Al-Shawa, who began taking him on singing tours across Syria.
In 2000 Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman presented him with the Omani Order of Merit for his work.
In 2004 he was awarded by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation.
In 2007 he was awarded the Order of Civil Merit by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his role in reviving classical Arabic music.
Twice he led the Syrian Artists Syndicate.
Won the gold medal at the 1978 Arab Song Festival in Damascus.
In 1968 he was honored by the Guinness World Records for performing on stage non-stop for 10 hours in Caracas, Venezuela.
Was a member of the People's Assembly of Syria.
In 1975 he received the Tunisian Cultural Medal.
Received an honorary certificate at the 2004 Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco.
Adopted the stage name Fakhri in honor of his mentor, Syrian nationalist leader Fakhri al-Barudi.

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