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Artist Biography For Riyad Al Sunbati

Riyad Al Sunbati 1906 - 1981 other Spellings Riyad Al-Sunbati Riyad El Sunbati Is A Famous Egyptian Oud arabic Lute Virtuoso And Is Also Well Known As A Composer Of Many Great Popular Arabic Songs. In His Youth He Became Widely Known thanks To His Oud And Singing Skills As The "The Canary Of Mansoura". Most Of His Work Has Done With The Legendary Oum Kalthoum Which He Firstly Met In 1922. Riyad Wrote His First Song In 1928 And Laterly He Moved To Al Kahira Cairo And Started To Work As An Oud Teacher In A Music School. At The Year 1936 He Wrote One Of The Most Famous And Well Knowed Songs Of Oum Kalthoum Which Took Part At The Movie "Take Me To Your City My Love". Riyad Gave A New Breath In The Music Of That Time Like The Combination Along Of The Singer And Chorus He Also Placed Accordion In The Chorus The Piano The Mandolin And Wrote And Composed Songs According To European Tempo Like The Rumba Bolero Waltz And Tango. Riyad Took The Arabic Classical Music To New Peaks And Levels He Gave A Uniqe Contribution And Inspiration To Millions Of People All Over The World With His Taqsims On Oud improvisations In Specific Mode Maqam And Compositions. Riyad Passed Away In 1981 Leaving Behind Him A Great Work. Read More On Last.Fm. User-Contributed Text Is Available Under The Creative Commons By-SA License Additional Terms May Apply.

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