Talal Maddah

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Talal Maddah
طلال مداح
Talal Maddah - al-jazirah newspaper 1983.jpg
Talal Maddah in 1983
Background information
Also known as The Golden Throat and The Earth's Voice
Born (1940-08-05)5 August 1940
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Origin Saudi Arabia
Died 11 August 2000(2000-08-11) (aged 60)
Abha, Saudi Arabia
Genres Saudi Arabian, Arabic Music
Occupation(s) Singer, composer
Years active 1958–2000
Website www.talalmaddah.net/en

Talal Maddah (1940–2000) (Arabic: طلال مدَّاح) was a well-known Saudi musician and composer. He was named Maddah after his mother's family. His fans coined him the nickname the Earth's voice (Arabic: صوت الارض), and he is also known as "The Golden Throat" (Arabic: الحنجرة الذهبية). His artistic excellence won him an immense influence over 20th century-Arabian culture.

Professional career[edit]

One of the most prominent pioneers[citation needed] of the Alhijazi art, Saudi Arabia and the modern Persian Gulf region. Characterized by his unique voice, even the title of the golden laryngeal, with a simple attractive spontaneity.[citation needed] Talal Maddah began his artistic emulation of Hijaazi singers in that period, such as Hassan Jawa and Mohammed Ali Sindi. It has been found since the beginnings of technical proficiency in the arts and the probe Al Majass, Al Sahbah and al Majroor and these local Hijazi artists.

His start, Wardak Ya Zarea Al Ward[edit]

In Al-Taif and in the evenings, Talal attended a wedding, which had been built a live by a selection of renowned artists such as time and Tariq Abdul-Hakim, Abdullah Mohammed and Abdullah Morshidi, and he was astonished to see a concert with full orchestra and the audience will hear the matter in which was left at the same motivation to go to this field with determination and strength. In the concert, he was introduced to Mr. Abbas Fayegg Ghazzawi who was then the radio director. Abass encouraged him to come to the broadcast and recording of the first songs. The song is called "grower of roses" (Arabic:وردك يا زارع الورد) "wardak ya zarea al ward". The song has been an unqualified success which encouraged the radio broadcast of this song many times per day. This was in the mid-fifties the calendar when Talal sang his song.

In the sixties of the last century with the foundations of the artist Talal Maddah and Lutfi Ziny production company has adopted all Talal's work. At that time, the name of Talal Maddah appeared evident, especially after the birth of Saudi Arabia's official radio, and since then, started his artistic journey as his name is listed along with the top musicians of that period like Muhammad Ali Sindi, Fawzi Mhasson and Abdullah Mohammed, and many others.

The voice spread to the arab world[edit]

Gradually, his voice spread to the regional his voice came to the capital of the Arab Art - Cairo - and listened to him the Art barons such as art and Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Mohammed Al Mogy and Baleegh Hamdy, and were all impressed with him[citation needed] and started composing for him even.


Talal Maddah starred in a single movie, Fog Street (شارع الضباب), in 1965 with the well-known singer Sabah.


  • Pre-offer to the radio, including Saudi Arabia, the concerts in each of the cities of Mecca and Taif, and Talal, was the color of his old band and color Alhijazy Sanani, songs and famous Filklorat Among the most famous of these songs for the stage Btalal: Moon fail in the mirrors.
  • Phase of the radio by Saudi Arabia, which began the first steps to refine the talent and building the technical characteristics of his personality and independent, and months Ognani that stage a song and you Wardak grower of roses.
  • The deployment phase and visibility within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and began to provide the distinctive songs and was in the region of Lombardy hijri and songs presented by the characteristic, such as hours of original and fail and Abha in the road.
  • Stage of his trip to Beirut, Lebanon, accompanied by Lotfi Hassan Drder Zinni and where the registration of his songs accompanied by the Task Aboud Abdel Al, the musical is that Bcoic Atbni songs and the indispensable nature of the first of his songs with the artist late Aldueto picnic Younis is Kahil party, and his ticket with Waft, and in this stage, he starred in the film Vlmh fog with only a street artist and good morning and a sign Samira Baroudi.
  • Stage of development in Saudi Arabia and the song started to Itlhinh is your love song with lyrics by Ahmad Sadiq, where this song was able to get the song to Saudi Arabia and the wider areas of lyrical songs on the new nature of the traditional and, at this stage began Talal Ptlhin songs to be different from each Okblip Alakbilp which preceded, where the old way in Allhin that all Akbllehat song similar doctrine and collected one, and at this stage is also influenced by fashion Talal Mohamed Abdel Wahab Allhin.
  • A knowledge of the Arab public Btalal Maddah strangers and began to feel the song, Prince Muhammad Faisal Abdullah, as well as the amounts of songs and was able to present the definition of Talal Talal of Saudi Arabia, the Arab public Balagnep, At this stage the only television series such as the inherent Mohsen Sarhan and with sincere and Nadia Lutfi Zinni and good Drder .
  • The stage of technical maturity and technical integration Songs From this point and time does not say the silence, which was completed and the voice of maturity and technical Talal where the height of maturity and Sweetness.

Work over years[edit]

The first song recorded for radio entitled "What do you say grower of roses" in 1380, according to Hnha for himself and encouraged him in recording a radio Abbas Ghazzawi time. The song is the first Saudi emotional

- 1382 e Li flagrant record of Beirut, where a group of his songs, "hours of the inherent" "Love the people."

- 1384 e-cylinder that the company ", Riyadh von" with artist Lotfi Zinni and closed with the emergence of e cassette in 1390.

- 1384 e indispensable music from Ghazi Ali, "O God's peace Hajrna" and "Osamarhaliop."

- In 1965, he starred in the movie only in his artistic career, "Street fog" with the singer the morning.

- The 1391 TV series e title "principal" with Lutfi Ziny and good Drder

- The months of his songs in 1396 in Cairo e "amounts" in front of 30 thousand spectators in the stadium club Tersana.

- E in 1405 and awarded the Order of Merit of the second division by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Participated regularly in the concert festival T. Janadriyah e since 1409.

- Recipient of the Order of the Tunisian President Habib Bo stake-holders.

- The fact that in 1416 e art production company called a few hours inherent.

- Won many certificates and honors, most recently in the Arab Song Festival in Cairo in 1998.

- Cards for the birth of the nation was his first meeting with his colleague Mohamed Abdou artist, The operetta (forget what you Amir youth) to the late Amir Faisal bin Fahd, God's mercy for the Prince Faisal holds especially in the same Talal.

- Participated in all the festivals in Saudi Arabia since the 1380 e 1421 e. He also participated in many festivals in Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.

Talal Maddah has a rare voice full of warmth and sensitivity, which reaches to the heart tones by ear, and a beautiful voice in the resolution and intensity in the most beautiful, Ttrabh Beethoven's music and poems Algosaibi surprised. His talent is unique. And had been marked by Talal Bolhanh inherent in his artistic career. And Talal Maddah not only local artists, art is, since it began forty years ago, and it is to sing for the Arabs and all the Arabic dialects, it was indispensable Balemenip and Sudan and Tunisia and Morocco and Egypt and was a brilliant star with the Stars is on the throne of the Arab singing Arabic song Nada item, highlighting the art of the Arabian Peninsula and the Syrian and Lebanese.


The first to introduce the song with multiple Alkopeletat singing the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf region;

First to enter the field of film production, film fog Street;

The first printing of the cylinders within the UK;

The first set of concerts within and outside the Kingdom;

Provided the first integrated bands singing in the island and the Persian Gulf;

First Astketb lyrical poets of the work of national (Abha, a beloved, Hail, Tiba);

The first of his songs broadcast from London, Saudi Arabia, Damascus, Cairo, and broadcasters from Germany, the Netherlands, Prague, Moscow, and other;

The first to make the scene in Saudi television;

First to obtain the gold cylinder. In addition to the work of Water for promises of technical and musical learning

Of the work of the first pieces of music

The first artist recorded by a Saudi Society of Authors and musicians in France

The first Saudi artist honors within and outside the Kingdom. Recognizes the many awards Altkarimip Prize of the President of Tunisia (Bo Habib stake-holders) and an award from the Libyan leader (Colonel Muammar Gaddafi) and the award of the President of Egypt (Hosni Mubarak) and the Medal of the Custodian of the Two Holy Alastkakkak (King Fahd)

Persian Gulf's first artist translated a song on French television (promise)

Artist, broadcast his first song, an emotional (and your response Yazara Rose) radio said.

The first color of the indispensable Arabic song

Galab Inoy Egypt

Do you remember Iasamar Sudan

Iamileihp Syria

Night time Yunt Morocco

Come Hiabna Lebanon

And the length of Ialil Tunisia

Name meaning and Iraqi

Also has a song in English

Talal Maddah albums[edit]

About 66 official albums and 40 other albums.


Maddah collapsed and died suddenly on Al Meftaha Stage (Arabic: مسرح المفتاحة) in front of his fans shortly after he performed an intro to one of his oldie famous songs. The concert was aired live on Saudi National Television. Later on, the official Saudi news agency made a statement confirming his death and made an attribute to him and to his legacy.

Maddah's funeral was held in the city of Jeddah. He is buried in the holy city of Makkah.

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