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Ahmed Fakroun

Ahmed Fakroun
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Ahmed Fakroun (Arabic: أحمد فكرون‎; born 1953) is a singer and songwriter from Benghazi, Libya. He is a pioneer of modern Arabic World Music.

John Storm Roberts, from Original Music, Allmusic, wrote that among rai singers, the pop-oriented Ahmed Fakroun stands out on two grounds. First, he is influenced by Euro-pop and French art-rock, not just the generalized rock of the others. Second, he's a multi-instrumentalist in both traditions as well as a singer. He plays bouzouki-like saz, mandol and darbouka drum, as well as guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. Sometimes he seems overly crossover-oriented: but on form, his crossover deepens into telling biculturalism.


*Awedni produced by Tommy Vance 1974 London UK.
Awedni Recordi , Columbia records, polydor France 1977

*Nisyan Arranged by Nicolas Vangelis & Ahmed Fakroun phonogram 1977 Italy .
1982 Shawara Al Madina Recorded With Enid at Lodge Studio, and mixed at Edin studio London

*Yumma 1978 Italy at iaf studio

*Shibacik 1979 Ahmed Fakroun & mark Harris Italy

*Ahmed Fakroun & Jhon Ferre Soleil Soleil 1983 / 1984 Paris disc.

*You Son (Prince Language Edit) ,

*Love Words Recorded in Paris at studio des dame and Garage studio 1985 France .

*Mots D'amour (1987) Paris France.

*Intithar recorded at studio Garage Paris,

*Sinbad fakrounmusic Recorded in Libya •

*Salma fakrounmusic, recorded in Libya

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He has collaborated with numerous talented international producers throughout his career - including Tommy Vance, Papathanassiou Vangelis, Nicholas Nicorelli, , Riccardo Sinigaglia, Classical rock Group Enid, Jean Ferre and Mark Harris - and recorded for world-class labels.

An early childhood fascination with rhythmic harmony led to his choice, as first instrument, of the Fender Precision Electric Bass. This was soon flanked by harmonica, guitar and piano, as well as traditional stringed instruments such as the ud, the mandola and the saz.

From the very beginning, he listened intently to music from every corner of the planet - from the Libyan desert and the temples of India to the Scottish highlands and streets of New York - absorbing a rich variety of influences that would lead to his unique, personal style... His first band, formed in1970 in Benghazi, played extensively at local school dances and events. Then, in England for five years of upper school, he made his first studio recordings with Tommy Vance, a producer for Radio Capital and the BBC. Joined by three English musicians, Ahmed started performing widely throughout England. Ahmed continued his pursuit of musical and cultural understanding and harmonizing of the world’s heritages, returning to his homeland with the hit single - “Awedny (Promise me)” and “Nojoum Al Layl (Night Stars)” - that launched him to instant stardom in the Arab world. He was soon back in Europe, signing contracts with Italy’s Ricordi label, the Polydor/Phonogram label (for whom he recorded his second single) and the Venezuela branch of the Columbia label. A major break was the single “Soleil Soleil” - recorded with the Bain Douche paris dic label

During Ahmed’s lengthy sojourn in Paris, promoted with a videoclip produced by Jean Battiste Mondino and starring popular comedian Coluche (winner of an Oscar in 1984) - which took off in France and many other European countries,winer of the festival youth in 1986 in Morocco. Ahmed Fakroun has been producing - and marketing world-wide - new material on his own
For many years now, from his well-appointed home studio , surrounded by all the latest in musical technology (the evolution of which he has always followed closely). This technology allows him to continue sharing his passionate vision of global musical friendship with fans everywhere.

Fakroun recently released a remix called Drago, a collaboration with Mudd (Paul Murphy) produced by Claremont 56.

Here are some of his timeless songs.

*Oyoun al-Hour (عيون الحور).
*Jame' al-Fina'(جامع الفناء).
*Kalimat Hub (كلمات حب).
*Fil Mudun al-Kabeera (فى المدن الكبيرة).
*al-Shams (الشمس).
*Ya Farhi Beek (يافرحي بيك).
*Ouyounak (عيونك).
*Shebakak (شباكك).
*Hareb Fi al-Layali (هارب فى الليالي).
*Intidar (انتظار)
*Lebnan (لبنان).
*Alxandria (اسكندرية)
*Allah Ykhalli al-Hub (الله يخلي الحب).
*Soleil Soleil (ليل السهرانين)
*Nisyan (نسيان).
*Awedni (اوعدني).
*Yumma ( يما ).
*Ya Blady ( يابلادي ).
*Samar Allayale (سمر الليالي ).
*Leil Al Garib (ليل الغريب ).
*Alhob (الحب ).
*Ya layl layyl (يا ليل ليل).
*Aber ya Zaman (عابر يازمان).
*Shawarh Almadina (شوارع المدينة).
*Moshkifaia (مش كفاية).
*La ya hob (لا يا حب).
*Tirhal (ترحال).
*Adeat Ibhoora (عديت بحوره).
*Sninni (سنيني).
*Albahar (عالبحر).
*Falah (فلاح).
*Gilty (قلتي).
*Baad Al furak (بعدالفراق).
*Nojoum Al Layl (نجوم الليل).
*Salif Mardod (سلف مردود).
*Suf Eljeen (سوف الجين).
*Ouyon Smaah (عيون سماح).
*Hiroshima (هيروشيما).
*sandbad (سندباد).
*Ali Haneeny (عالي حنيني).
*Temor Sneen (تمر سنين).
*Sahra (صحراء ) new song.
*Salifni al gamar (سلفني القمر) new song.
*Ya nahar (يا نهر) new song.
*Ya sahbi (يا صاحبي) new song.
*Noras (نوراس) new song.
*Drago ( A new release).

Information above provided by Tarek Alwan

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