Ehab Tawfik

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Ehab Tawfiq
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Background information
Native nameإيهاب أحمد توفيق محمد مصطفي
Birth nameEhab Ahmed Tawfiq Mohamed Mostafa
Born (1966-01-07) 7 January 1966 (age 52)
OriginCairo, Egypt
GenresArabic
Occupation(s)Composer, singer
Years active1989–present
LabelsRotana, Alam El Phan

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

Biography[edit]

Tawfiq learned how to play the lute as a child, and his love for music started when he was nine years old. His first single, "Dany", was released in 1989. His first album Ekminny was released in 1990. In 1995, he received his master's degree for his thesis, The Egyptian Song in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century.

Ehab worked toward his Doctorate in Music and Arabic Singing, completed in April 2002. The doctorate was titled The Methods of Performing Arabic Singing in Egypt During the Second Half of the Last Century. He is one of the top singers in the Arab world and is especially revered in his hometown.[citation needed]

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. Ehab signed with record label Alam El Phan in 2007. He has two children, Ahmed and Mahmoud with his wife Nada.[citation needed]

In 2007, Ehab Tawfik received critical acclaim for his song "(إلا رسول الله )صلى الله عليه وسلم" Except the Prophet of Allah. 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 was featured on Danish band Outlandish's track "Keep the Record on Play".[citation needed]

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.

Year Title English Artist credit
1998 Sahrany
2001 Habib el Alb Ehab Tawfiq
2002 Homma Kelmetain Ehab Tawfiq
2005 Hobek Alemni Ehab Tawfiq
2006 Leeh Elkhesam Ehab Toufiq
2007 Ahla Menhom Ehab Tawfiq
Ella Rassoul Allah Ehab Toufiq
Yashak Amar Ehab Tawfiq
Ada Ellail Ehab Tawfiq
El Doniya Ehab Tawfiq
2009 Lezem Tesmaa Ehab Tawfiq
2010 Ahla Samrah Ehab Tawfiq
2016 Kol Youm Yehlaw Ehab Tawfiq

References[edit]

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