Farid al-Atrash

po_al-Atrash-FaridFarid al-Atrash, also written Farid Elattrache (October 19, 1910 – December 26, 1974) was a Syrian–Egyptian composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor.

Having immigrated to Egypt in childhood, Elattrache embarked on a highly successful career spanning more than four decades – recording 500 songs and starring in 31 movies. Sometimes referred to as “King of the Oud”, he is one of the most important figures of 20th-century Arab music.