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Marcel Khalife

Marcel Khalife

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Ahen Ila Khobzi Ommi (Jaffra)
Marcel Khalife
9:40
9:40
Rita W Al Bondokeya (Rita and the Rifle)
Marcel Khalife
12:60
12:60
Ya Nassim El Rih (Breeze)
Marcel Khalife
4:29
4:29
Ghernada (Granada)
Marcel Khalife
6:37
6:37
Eni Khtartouka Ya Watany (I Chose You, My Homeland)
Marcel Khalife
4:07
4:07

Singles

Andalusia Of Love
Marcel Khalife & Mahmoud Darwich
56:51
56:51
Ma Ba3refon
Marcel Khalife
4:51
4:51
Ta2 Ta2
Marcel Khalife
3:14
3:14

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Marcel Khalife

Marcel Khalife (Arabic: مرسيل خليفة‎; b. June 10, 1950, Amchit, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon) is a Lebanese composer, singer and oud player. From 1970 to 1975, he taught at the conservatory in Beirut. In 1976, he created Al Mayadeen Ensemble and became famous all over the world for songs like Ummi (My Mother), Rita w'al-Bunduqiya (Rita and the Rifle) and Jawaz al-Safar (Passport), based on Mahmoud Darwish's poetry. In 1999 he was granted the Palestine Award for Music. In turn, he contributed the financial portion of the award to the National Conservatory of Music at Birzeit University in Palestine. In 2005, Khalife was named UNESCO Artist for Peace.