|Native name||الياس كرم|
|Birth name||Elias Karam|
|Born||1960 (age 56–57)
|Genres||Arabic pop music, Arabic Tarab, Arabic music, Middle Eastern music, Syrian, Dabke|
|Years active||1982 – present|
Elias was born in Al-Hasakah, Syria in the Northeastern governorate of Al-Hasakah. He learned playing Oud from his father and was inspired by Wadih El Safi at a young age, prompting him to write his first song at 16. After turning professional at the age of 20, Elias started composing music. His wrote the song ‘Amari, Tarab ya kalbi and Koullon ‘anak saalouni. Elias has toured all over the Arab world, Canada, United States, and a number of European countries. He also appeared in some TV series in Syria.
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