Zakariyya Ahmad

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Zakariyya Ahmad (1896–1961 in Egypt; Arabic: زكريا أحمد‎‎) was an Egyptian musician and composer. He composed many pieces in a traditional Egyptian folk style. His works include solo pieces and film scores, and he composed for Umm Kulthum beginning with a taqtuqa written in 1925.

His father was Egyptian and his mother was Turkish.[1]


  1. ^ Goldschmidt, Arthur (2000). Biographical dictionary of modern Egypt. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 17. ISBN 1-55587-229-8. 

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