Today, Sunday, the global search engine “Google” celebrated the birth of the famous Lebanese composer and singer Melhem Barakat.
The image of the late artist topped the main page of the global search engine, in celebration of the birth of the Lebanese artist, which falls on August 15.
Barakat was born in the village of Kafr Shima in 1942, and died in 2016, at the age of 74, after a struggle with illness.
Barakat’s talent emerged from a young age, as he composed an anthem for his school, and then joined the Higher Institute of Music, where he studied oriental singing and playing the lute.
Barakat stood on the stage of the Rahbani Brothers theater, and worked with the Lebanese playwright and composer, Romeo Lahoud. After that, he went on a solo career, and focused on composing as well as singing, as he composed for the great Lebanese singers, including Wadih Al-Safi, Sabah, Samira Tawfiq and Magda Al-Roumi.
The late artist also performed in several concerts in Arab and European capitals and in the United States, and participated in festivals, including Carthage and Jerash.
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