The great Syrian artist, Sabah Fakhri, passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 88, according to a statement issued by the Syrian Artists Syndicate.
The artist Sabah Fakhri, who is considered one of the figures of authentic Arab singing and is nicknamed “Sanajat Al Arab”, was known for his beautiful voice and distinguished performance. He recorded about 160 melodies between song, poem, role, muwashshah and mawal, and achieved a record time after singing on the stage for 10 continuous hours without a break, in a party in the Venezuelan city of Caracas in 1968.
The late artist was born in Aleppo in 1933. He received the Syrian Order of Merit of the Excellent Class in 2007, in recognition of his great and distinguished achievements in the service of art.
He held several positions and was elected captain of artists, vice president of the Union of Arab Artists, and director of the Syrian Song Festival.