Today, the anniversary of the birth of the able artist Farid Al-Atrash, who is considered one of the most prominent music makers in the Arab world, Al-Atrash was born in the city of Sweida in the Governorate of Jabal Al-Arab in Syria in 1917, where he belongs to the Al-Atrash family, who are princes and one of the ancient families in Jabal Al-Arab in southern Syria. His father, Prince Fahd Al-Atrash, is from Syria, while his Lebanese mother, Princess Alia .
Farid al-Atrash enrolled in one of the French schools, “El-Kharunfash”, where he had to change his family name to become “Kousi” instead of al-Atrash, and this bothered him a lot. Egyptian Radio.
He recorded his first song, “Ya Ritni Tair, to fly around you”, written and composed by Yahya Al-Lababidi, and joined the Badi’a Masabani troupe, and also worked in the Blatchi cabaret in 1929, and his first melody on the radio was “With Love Without Hope”. A film for them, “Victory of Youth” in 1940, and he decided to produce “Habib Al-Omar” without having enough money for that..
Farid Al-Atrash participated in 31 cinematic films, the hero of which was all, and sang many prominent songs, including “Once you cry me, once you congratulate me,” “My heart and his key,” “I want to forget me,” “Weyak,” “We don’t have a lifetime of you.” “On the branch of your tree yamouna”, “I am the one who loves him”, and many books have been written about his life, and he was called the King of Oud.
Farid al-Atrash died in 1974 in Beirut after returning from a medical trip to London, at the age of sixty, leaving another film he did not finish filming.