Google Doodle marks late 'Voice of Lebanon' Wadih el Safi's 95th birthday

Published November 1st, 2016 - 07:51 GMT
Al-Safi is a classically trained tenor and has written over 3000 songs. (Google)
Al-Safi is a classically trained tenor and has written over 3000 songs. (Google)

Today, Tuesday November 1, 2016, marks late legendary Lebanese singer Wadih el Safi's 95th birthday.

Google remembered the famed composer, songwriter and actor with a classic Google Doodle. 

Known as "The Voice of Lebanon," Wadih was born in 1921 and passed away in 2013. He started his artistic journey at the age of 17 when he took part in a singing contest held by a Lebanese radio station and was chosen the winner among fifty other competitors.

His experience in the competition rose him to fame.

After studying at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music, he began composing and performing songs that drew upon his rural upbringing and love of traditional melodies, blended with an urban sound, and creating a new style of modernized folk music.

Al-Safi is a classically trained tenor and has written over 3000 songs.

In addition to his Lebanese nationality, he has the French, Egyptian and Brazilian passports, according to the NNA.

Naharnet contributed to this report. 


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