Syrian singer known for marathon performances dies at 88

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Sabah Fakhri, a Syrian vocalist gestures successful Damascus, successful this handout released by Syrian Arab News Agency connected November 2, 2021. Syrian Arab News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

BEIRUT, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Sabah Fakhri, a Syrian vocalist known crossed the Arab satellite for performing accepted euphony from Aleppo successful concerts that could spell connected for hours, died connected Tuesday. He was 88.

The lad of a sheikh, Fakhri grew up successful Aleppo surrounded by the sounds of the mosque including Koranic recitation and Islamic hymns known arsenic nasheed. One of his archetypal jobs was arsenic a Syrian authorities muezzin, reciting the telephone to prayer.

Announcing his death, Syrian authorities media called Fakhri "a fable of Arab singing" who "sat connected the throne of accepted Arabic music".

Fakhri gave performances that would agelong done the night, breaking lone to recite the telephone to supplication astatine dawn. He entered the grounds books successful 1968 for singing for 10 hours without a interruption successful the Venezuelan superior Caracas.

He is wide credited successful the Arab satellite with helping to sphere and popularise the Muwashaahat and Qudud Halabiya accepted opus forms, inspired by Arabic poesy that dates backmost hundreds of years.

Fakhri volition beryllium buried successful Damascus connected Wednesday.

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Writing by Laila Bassam/Tom Perry Editing by Peter Graff

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