Mohammed El-Bakkar

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Mohammed El-Bakkar (Arabic: محمد البكار‎; died in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States, September 8, 1959) was a Lebanese tenor, oud player, and conductor.

El-Bakkar was a noted tenor and appeared in several Arabic-language films. He moved to the United States in 1952 and lived in Brooklyn. He released several LPs of Arabic music in the United States. He also played a singing Oriental rug salesman in the Broadway musical Fanny, in the Oriental bazaar scene; the production ran from 1954 to 1956.

He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on September 8, 1959, at the age of 46, after collapsing while performing at an annual Lebanese American festival in Lincoln, Rhode Island.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Port Said: Music of the Middle East, Vol. 1 (Audio Fidelity Records)(w/Nejla Ates on album cover)[2]
  • Sultan of Bagdad: Music of the Middle East, Vol. 2 (Audio Fidelity Records)
  • Music of the African Arab: Music of the Middle East, Vol. 3 (Audio Fidelity Records)
  • The Magic Carpet: Music of the Middle East, Vol. 4 (Audio Fidelity Records)
  • Dances of Port Said: Music of the Middle East, Vol. 5 (Audio Fidelity Records)
  • Exotic Music of The Belly Dancer: Music of the Middle East, Vol. 6 (Audio Fidelity Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mohammed El Bakkar: Singer of Middle Eastern Songs is Dead at 46." The New York Times, September 9, 1959, p. 41.
  2. ^ Tracks of port said

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