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Warda Passed Away :(

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One of the greatest divas in the Arab World, the Algerian icon Warda has passed away.

Veteran Algerian singer Warda passes away in Cairo at the age of 72


Veteran Algerian singer Warda passed away at the age of 72 at a hospital in the Egyptian capital Cairo, after a long singing career that extended for over half a century.

Her son Riyad Qasry confirmed the news to Al Arabiya and said that she will be buried in Algeria, upon the instructions of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Warda was born in France in 1940 to a Lebanese mother and an Algerian father. She started her singing career at the age of 11. She quickly became well known for her singing of patriotic Algerian songs.

In 1972, Algerian president Houari Boumédienne asked her to sing to commemorate the country’s independence, and she performed with an Egyptian orchestra.

She then moved to Egypt, where she married the late composer Baligh Hamdi. They teamed up in many songs that added more to the fame of Warda.

In addition to singing many songs to other Arab composers, Warda starred in a string of successful movies.

Her last work was a video-clipped song marking the 50th anniversary of Algeria’s independence.


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Such a sad day for Arabic music. Rest in Peace, O Warda.
وردة " مازال واقفين '' بمناسبة خمسينيه الاستقلال تم التصوير بالجزائر مارس2012

God rest her soul. My all time favorite song is Batwannes biik. She will be missed.
RIP Warda

The funerals in Algiers

She wasn't just a great singer ,, she was a very beautiful person

may she RIP

Warda reading Quran
god rest her soul
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