Ehab Tawfik

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Ehab Tawfik
إيهاب توفيق
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Background information
Born (1966-01-07) January 7, 1966 (age 48)
Origin Cairo, Egypt
Genres Arabic
Occupation(s) Composer, Singer
Years active 80s-present
Labels Rotana, Alam El Phan

Ehab Tawfik (Arabic: إيهاب توفيق‎) (born January 7, 1966) is an Egyptian singer.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ehab Tawfik was only a child when he learned how to play the lute, and his love for music started when he was only nine years old. His first single "Dany" was released in 1989. His first album "Ekminny" was released in 1990. In 1995, he received his Masters Degree for his thesis: "The Egyptian Song in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century". Not satisfied with just a masters, Ehab worked toward his Doctorate in Music and Arabic singing, completed in April 2002. The doctorate was entitled "The Methods of Performing Arabic Singing in Egypt during the second half of the last century".

He is seen one of the top singers in the Arab world, and is especially revered in his hometown. With 1,000,000 albums rated 10/10. Arguably, his greatest exposure as an artist came on February 26, 2001, when he performed for 50,000 people at a benefit concert to raise funds for Iraqis who were maimed during the Gulf War in Baghdad.

Critics say the successes of Ehab's albums year after year can be attributed to his warm voice, good lyrics, and ability to find talented composers. Ehab signed with record label Alam El Phan in 2007. He has two children, Ahmed and Mahmoud with his wife Nada.

In 2007, Ehab Tawfik received much critical acclaim for his song "(إلا رسول الله )صلى الله عليه وسلم" Except the Prophet of Allah.[dubious ] The song was released in response to the Danish cartoons that negatively depicted the Prophet.

His song Taala Nesameh featured in the Egyptian film Kashf Hesab (2007) starring Nour and Khaled Abol Naga.

He has featured on Danish band Outlandish's track "Keep The Record on Play".

Hits[edit]

His hit songs include "Habibi" ("My Darling"), "Sahrany" ("She Enchanted Me"), "Tetraga Feya" ("Begging Me"), "Hobbak Aliminni" ("Your Love Taught Me"), and Allah Alek Ya Seede have all been popular in Arabic speaking countries, although his fan base lies largely in Egypt.

Album list[edit]

Year Title English Artist credit
2001 Habib el Alb Ehab Tawfiq
2002 Homma Kelmetain Ehab Tawfiq
2005 Hobek Alemni Ehab Tawfik
2006 Leeh Elkhesam Ehab Toufic
2007 Ahla Menhom Ehab Tawfik
Ella Rassoul Allah Ehab Toufic
2008 Sahrany Ehab Tawfiq
Yashak Amar Ehab Tawfiq
Ada Ellail Ehab Tawfiq
El Doniya Ehab Tawfiq
2009 Lezem Tesmaa Ehab Tawfik
2010 Ahla Samrah Ehab Tawfik

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Craig. "Ehab Tawfik". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 

Ehab Tawfik Live Concert In Sydney