Najah Salam

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Najah Salam : When Egypt rescues us from ourselves

Najah Salam is a Lebanese singer and actress. Born in Beirut on March 13 1931, she is the daughter of Muhii Aldine Salam, a prominent poet and lutenist, known throughout the Arab world. Najah Salam grew up in an artistic family, and her father's house is like a large conservatory of music. She sang in school choirs until 1948, when his father embarked in Cairo to present her Oum Kalthoum, Farid Al Atrash, Asmahan, Zakaria Ahmed, and other stars of Arabic music.

In 1949, Najah Salam publishes its first two titles Haul Ya Ghanam and Jarihat qalbi at Bida Phone, and discovers her first trips as an artist in Ramallah, Baghdad, and Damascus etc. She returned in 1950 to Lebanon to record on Lebanese television some new songs which are Ala Masrahika Ya Dunia, and to also play in several films such as Ala kifek, Ibnu Duat, Alchab Al Asmar, Al Dunia LamaTadhak .

1956 is the golden year of Najah. Full six-day war, Najah Salam went to Egypt to sing her songs as nationalists Ana Al Nil Maqbarat Lilghzaa. His love of pan-Arabism also leads her to sing for Tunisia and Algeria. The same year she met her future husband, the artist singer Muhammad Sulman, so they play together in a Lebanese film. Finally, in 1956, Najah Salam went for the first time in Cannes to present her films.

Throughout her life, we expect the peak of Najah Salam carrrière. It is finally between 1970 and 1974, when Najah travels the four corners of the Arab East to give concerts and sing with the greatest artists of the Arab world. However, the music of Najah Salam remains broadly much influenced by that of Oum Kalthoum. Moreover, she is called Ashikat Masr,which means the lover of Egypt.

Damage to Lebanon which sees her as a national treasure and believes she should return to live in her country she had left because of war. This conflict took place between 1974 and 1990 killed more than 200,000 civilian casualties. Najah Salam eventually returned to Lebanon at the end of her career, her head high and heart exalted by a musical adventure that will remain in the annals of classical Arabic until today.

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