Syrian singer Sabah Fakhri, recognized throughout the Arab world as an icon of traditional song, died in Damascus on November 2, 2021, at the age of 88, his son told AFP.
“His heart stopped beating. He has left us,” announced Anas Fakhri, who wanted to add that his father was “a legend in Aleppo and Syria”, and that “legends never die.”
Born in Aleppo (northwest), the cradle of the song in Syria, Sabah Fakhri represented with his powerful voice the traditional Arabic song, especially theuna leyenda en Alepo y en Siria”, y que “las leyendas nunca mueren”.
Indefatigable, Fakhri was able to sing for hours, relentlessly repeating stanzas from classical or contemporary Arabic poems.
In 1968, in Caracas, he broke the record for hours singing without rest, ten.