|Native name||عابد عازرية|
|Born||1945 (age 68–69)
Abed Azrie or Abed Azrié (Arabic: عابد عازرية) (born 1945 in Aleppo) is a Syrian singer who performs Arab classical music, although he claims to belong to no particular music tradition. In his work he sets ancient and modern Arabic texts to traditional instruments (such as the ney, kanun, darbuka, violin, flute and lute), and synthesizers.
He was born in Aleppo, and after living for a time in Beirut moved to Paris at the age of 22 where he studied Western classical music. While there he translated classical poetry, such as the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, into French. He has stated that he prefers to live in the West, saying in a 2000 interview that he has an "inability to work in the Arab countries, in which the way people live is still conditioned by halal and haram. Here I can produce contemporary art, I can work in freedom, and there is 'motion' around what I produce: journalism, concerts, programme…Nobody tells me to write a song for a specific political occasion."
- 1990: Aromates
- 1994: Epopée de Gilgamesh
- 1996: Lapis Lazuli
- 1999: Pour enfants seulement
- 1999: Omar Khayyam
- 2001: Venessia - sung in Venetian dialect.
- 2006: Suerte Live
- 2007: Chants d'amour et d'ivresse (Live A Radio France)
- 2008: Mystique - Sufi poems
- 2009: Évangile selon Jean oratorio in Arabic, 2CD
- 2010: Satie En Orient with Ensemble Sarband
- 2011: Epopée De Gilgamesh (New Recording 2011)
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- Doumtak / Nocturne NTCD1810. Booklet includes Arabic sung texts and English and French translations.
- Doumtak / Nocturne NTCD802. Booklet includes Arabic sung texts and English and French translations.
- Doumtak / Nocturne NTCD803. Booklet includes Arabic sung texts and English and French translations.
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