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|Birth name||Marcel Khalife|
|Born||June 10, 1950|
Amsheet, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, oud player|
In July 2009, Khalife returned to Tunisia to perform on the stage of the Roman amphitheatre to a full house, as part of the 45th International Festival of Carthage. Speaking to the audience, Khalife opened the concert by stating:
People of Tunisia, good evening. This night, like all nights in Tunisia, has a special taste. In spite of all the collapses and defeats around the world, Tunisians are still the kind of people who have a special taste and love. They do not broadcast my songs and concerts on TV, but I know that my public keeps on listening to me.
Ana Yousef, ya Abi case
His eldest son, Juilliard School graduate Rami Khalife, is a pianist and composer. In October 2011, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, under the conductorship of James Gaffigan, premiered Khalife's 'Chaos', for orchestra and piano, with Khalife at the helm as a soloist. In February 2013, Rami Khalife's Arab Spring-inspired 'Requiem' was premiered, within the same program as Marcel Khalife's suite "Oriental".
In 1982, the composer wrote a six-part Anthology of Studying the Oud.
- 2005.11.14: Lincoln Theatre (Washington, D.C.) USA
- 2004.01.12: Kennedy Center Washington DC USA
- 2008.10.10: De Roma Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium
- 2011.03.13: Al-Bustan Concert Series, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- 2014.11.15: Al-Bustan Concert Series, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- 2016.12.18: Day for Night Festival, Houston, TX, USA
- 2018.05.25 Institut des cultures arabes et méditerranéennes,Geneva, Switzerland
Marcel Khalife has composed soundtracks for films, documentaries and fictions, produced by Maroun Baghdadi, Oussama Mohammed, Sophi Sayhf Eddin and Samir Zikra. His music is also featured in the documentary Occupied Minds produced by Jamal Dajani and David Michaelis. His music featured in the documentary film Sons of Eilaboun by Hisham Zreiq.
Marcel Khalife gave a talk on March 12, 2013, at the American University of Sharjah about his latest CD, The Fall of the Moon, and his longing towards the late Mahmoud Darwish. He also spoke about prospects of publishing his autobiography in two volumes.
Below the discography of Marcel Khalife.
- Storm Promises (1976)
- At the Border (1980)
- Ahmad Al Arabi (1984)
- Dreamy Sunrise (1985)
- Ode to a Homeland (1990)
- Arabic Coffeepot (1995)
- Voyageur (1998)
- Jadal (2002)
- The Bridge (2002)
- Summer Night's Dream (2003)
- Promises of the Storm (2003)
- Caress (2004)
- Peace Be with You (2006)
- Taqasim (2006)
- Sharq (2007)
- Mounadiloun (Strugglers)
- Oummi (Mother)
- Dance (1995)
- Marcel Khalife: Magic Carpet (1998)
- Concerto Al Andalus (2002)
- Khalife at Smithsonian Folkways
- Committed Marcel Khalifa Re-visits Fans in Tunisia[dead link] by Iman Zayat, Alarab Online, July 29, 2009
- I am Yusuf, oh my father Archived March 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
-  Archived February 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- Chambers, David (November 14, 2004). "Washintunes: Marcel Khalife: Caress". Washintunes.blogspot.com. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- Chambers, David (January 12, 2004). "Washintunes: Marcel Khalife". Washintunes.blogspot.com. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "A Most Memorable Concert with Marcel Khalife – Al-Bustan Music Program". Albustanseeds.org. Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "Marcel Khalife in 'Chants of the East' – Al-Bustan Music Program". Albustanseeds.org. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- Ali, Mina Sidi; Aley a, Mabrouk ( Neffati )Hosni Ibn; Riad, Nyata; Besson, Martin (May 1, 2018). la paix au son du oud (in French). Geneva: Go Out! Magazine. p. 55.
- The Sons of Eilaboun – official website[permanent dead link]
- American University of Sharjah (March 14, 2013). "Marcel Khalife Inspires Attendees at an AUS Talk". Blog.aus.edu. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "Marcel Khalife discography". AllMusic.
- Marcel Khalife Discusses the New and the Old in Arabic Music in a Leading Literary Supplement: The Rationalization of Arabic Music, Translated and edited by Elie Chalala, Al Jadid magazine, Vol. 1, no. 1 (November 1995)
- Trial of famous Lebanese singer to begin: Marcel Khalifa Faces Three Years in Prison
- Music as a Mission: Marcel Khalife strums the heartbeat of the Arab world
- Lebanese singer banned in Tunisia
- Interview with Marcel Khalife
- Marcel Khalifé: Voyageur..., Pierre Dupouey, mardi 10 février 2004
- Marcel Khalife poursuivi en justice: entre versets et sonnets, Taïeb Chadi
- Visages, Dalia Chams
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