Gabriel Asaad

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Gabriel Asaad
ܓܒܪܐܝܠ ܐܣܥܕ
Gabriel in a photostudio.jpg
Gabriel Asaad in 1962
Born (1907-03-18)March 18, 1907
Midyat, Ottoman Empire
Died July 6, 1997(1997-07-06) (aged 90)
Stockholm, Sweden
Known for Composer and Assyrian nationalist

Gabriel Asaad (Syriac: ܓܒܪܐܝܠ ܐܣܥܕ) (March 18, 1907, Midyat – July 6, 1997 Stockholm) was a Swedish-Assyrian composer and musician. Among the classical songs of Gabriel Asaad there are Ho Donho Shemsho (ܗܐ ܕܢܚܐ ܫܡܫܐ The sun is shining), Motho Rhimto (ܡܬܐ ܪܚܝܡܬܐ Beloved nation) and Moth Beth-Nahrin (ܡܬܝ ܒܝܬܢܗܪܝܢ Mesopotamia my nation). Gabriel Asaad was the pioneer of Assyrian music and composed the first Assyrian song in the Syriac language in modern time, Othuroye Ho Mtoth Elfan l-Metba‘ (1926, ܐܬܘܪܝܶܐ ܗܐ ܡܛܬ ܐܠܦܢ ܠܡܛܒܥ Assyrians, Our ship is on the way to sink).

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