George Wassouf

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George Wassouf
جورج وسوف
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Background information
Born (1961-12-23) December 23, 1961 (age 53)
Origin Kafroun, Syria
Genres Arabic Music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1975 —
Labels Rotana

George Wassouf (Arabic: جورج وسوف‎) (born December 23, 1961) is a Syrian singer[1] with over 30 albums released. Wassouf's vocal style has been emulated by younger singers such as George El Rassi.

Born in Kafroun, Tartous, Syria into a Christian household. Wassouf started singing at the age of 10 in his hometown Kafroun. He was discovered by his first manager and producer George Yazbeck at a wedding party that Wassouf was performing at, aged 12 years old. At the age of 16 he was called Sultan El-Tarab by George Ibrahim El Khoury a magazine director, Arabic for The Sultan of Music, with his classic song "el-Hawa Sultan".[citation needed] He became famous after appearing on the Lebanese show Studio El Fan 1980 when he was 19 years old as Sultan of Tarab.[citation needed]

Wassouf preferred not to shoot videos for his songs saying "I don't feel I can act ... I really can't... I only find myself when I'm on the stage ... singing, but the video clip forces me to act".[citation needed]

He is a prominent supporter of the President Bashar al-Assad government through the Syrian Civil War.[2]




  1. ^ Skinner, Patricia (October 2004). Syria. Gareth Stevens. pp. 33–. ISBN 978-0-8368-3118-4. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Naharnet Newsdesk (19 June 2014). "Maher Assad Appears for First Time in Four Years". Naharnet. Naharnet. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 

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