Nasri Shamseddine

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Nasri Shamseddine (in Arabic: نصري شمس الدين ) (also spelled Nasri Chamseddine) (27 June 1927 - 18 March 1983) was a Lebanese singer[1] and actor. His recordings remain very popular in the Arab world. He performed in several films and was associated for many years with the Lebanese singer, Fairuz.

Shamseddine was born Nasreddine Moustapha Shamesedine (in Arabic نصر الدين مصطفى شمس الدين) in the village of Joun, in the southern part of the Chouf mountains. As a young man, he spent time in Alexandria and Cairo unsuccessfully looking for work in films. He returned to Beirut and joined the choir of the Lebanese state radio.

In the late 1950s, he joined the Lebanese Popular Troupe of the Rahbani brothers.

Shamseddine performed with Fairuz from 1960 until little after the beginning of the Lebanese Civil War in 1978. His last appearance in a play with Fairuz was in 1978 in Petra.

Shamseddine suffered a heart attack shortly before a concert in Damascus in 1983. He later collapsed and died on stage during the performance due to a cardiac arrest which followed the attack.


  1. ^ Kahwagi, Muriel (July 17, 2009). "A bouquet of cultural diversion in Deir al-Qamar festivales will run through August". The Daily Star.