Kathem Al Saher Biography (Wikipedia)
Kathem Jabbar Al Samarai better known by his artistic name as Kathem Al-Saher (Arabic: كاظم الساهر; born September 12, 1957 in Mosul, Iraq), is an Iraqi singer, composer and songwriter. He has been dubbed the "Caesar of Arabic Song", and "Iraq's Ambassador to the world".
Kathem Al-Saher, whose first name is also written alternatively as Kadem or Kadim in Levantine Arabic, and Kazem or Kazim in Egyptian Arabic, and his surname alternatively as El Sahir or Al-Sahir, has established himself as one of the most successful singers in the history of the Arab World, since the start of his career. Ranging from big romantic ballads to more political work, from pop to Arab classical music.
He performs with an orchestra of twenty to thirty musicians on Arabic percussion, oud, qanun, nay, and a full complement of strings (violin, cello, and bass). While some of his work makes use of electronic musical sounds, he avoids the use of synthesizers to imitate acoustic instruments. His work frequently features Iraqi folk instruments, rhythms and melodies.
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