|Born||9 October 1952|
|Genres||Assyrian/Syriac folk music|
|Website||Official Habib Mousa site|
Habib Mousa was born in Al-Malikiyah, Syria on October 9, 1952 and raised in Qamishlo, Syria where he studied at the Syriac school. Since his early childhood he liked the church melodies that made him a deacon. The Church was his source of inspiration and music.
His official musical career started 1968 in Qamishlo with his first song “Shamo Mar”. In the spring of 1969 Habib Mousa moved to Beirut where he later played an important role in spreading the modern Syriac folk songs. In Beirut he met the Assyrian composer Nuri Iskandar, they together in 1971 recorded 4 modern Assyrian songs released in 2 singles (45 R.P.M). O Habibo, Lo Tehfukh, Takh Roqdina w Shawrina, Lebi Krihoyo. That was the first step toward a successful career followed by recording of 5 other songs in 1972 with Nuri Iskandar. These songs are still popular.
In 1977 Habib Mousa left Lebanon and immigrated to Sweden. He continued his musical career by carrying out many recordings and live shows both in Sweden and aboard.
In 1986 Habib Mousa released a new album containing the classics "Ninwe", "Marli O Nahro" and "Rghush Men Shentho". It was the first album recorded in Istanbul by an Assyrian singer. In 1990 and 1995 he released two new albums, all songs composed by himself.
The CD "Urhoy" is Habib Mousa’s latest release. It completed in summer 2001. This CD consists of ten songs, and is the result of a cooperation between Dr. Abrohom Lahdo, Said Lahdo and others.
- Syriacmusic.com: Habib Mousa, accessed 2010-12-20
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