Mohammed Flayfel

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Mohammed Flayfel
Birth nameMohammed Salim Flayfel
Born1899 (1899)
Beirut, Lebanon
OriginLebanese
Died1986 (aged 86–87)
GenresArabic music
Occupation(s)Composer, musician

Mohammed Flayfel (Arabic: محمد فليفل) was a Lebanese composer and musician.

Born in 1899 in the Ashrafiyeh neighborhood of Beirut, some of his notable compositions include "Mawtini" (the national anthem of Iraq), "Homat el Diyar" (the national anthem of Syria), the former national anthem of the Palestinian National Authority and several other patriotic anthems, occasionally in collaboration with his brother, Ahmad Salim Flayfel.[1]

Mohammed Flayfel is also credited for discovering the talents of a young Fairuz when she participated in radio talent show[2] and advising her to enroll in the Lebanese Conservatory.[3]

He died in 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIELD LISTING :: NATIONAL ANTHEM". www.cia.gov. CIA.
  2. ^ "Fairuz". www.albawaba.com. 29 August 2000.
  3. ^ "Fairuz: the voice of Lebanon". The National (Abu Dhabi).