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Kadim Al Sahir (Arabic: كاظم الساهر; born September 12, 1957 in Mosul, Iraq), is an Iraqi singer, composer, and poet. He has been dubbed the "Caesar of Arabic Song", and "Iraq's Ambassador to the world". Kadim Al Sahir, whose first name is also written alternatively as Kazem, Kadhem, Kathem, Kazim and his family name alternatively as Saher, El Saher and Al Saher, has established himself as one of the most successful singers in the history of the Arab World, since the start of his career. Ranging from big romantic ballads to more political work, from pop to Arab classical music. In contrast to the synthesizer-heavy small ensembles that back other Arab stars, he performs with an orchestra of twenty to thirty musicians on Arabic percussion, oud, qanun, nay, and a full complement of strings (violin, cello, and bass). While some of his work makes use of electronic musical sounds, he avoids the use of synthesizers to imitate acoustic instruments. His work frequently features Iraqi folk instruments, rhythms and melodies.