Kadim Al Sahir

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Kadim Al Sahir, an Iraqi singer and composer, was born on September 12, 1957 in Mosul, Iraq.

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Name in English: Kadim Al Sahir
Name in Arabic: كاظم الساهر
Full real name: Kadim Jabbar Ibrahim
Nickname: Ambassador of Iraqi Song, Caesar of Arabic Song
Nationality: Iraq
Language: Arabic, Iraqi dialect
Religion: Islam (Sunni)
Date of birth: September 12, 1957
Place of birth: Baghdad, Iraq
Age: 65 years old (in 2022)
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Profession: Singer, musician, composer, lyricist
Genre: Arabic songs
Musical Instruments: Oud
Years of activity: 1980 – present
Production company: Music Box, Al-Nazaer, Stallions, Music Master, Relax-N, Rotana
Social status: Married
Sons: Wissam, Omar

Biography, Life story

Kadim Al Sahir was born on September 12, 1957 in the city of Mosul in Iraq. He is known to have composed all his songs himself so far, with the exception of some very few songs in which he used other composers. He has many titles, the most important of which are “Ambassador of the Iraqi Song” and “Caesar of the Arabic Song,” which was given to him by the late Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani. He has two sons, Wissam and Omar, and a granddaughter who is older than his son, Wissam. Kadim was raised in a very small house in the midst of a family consisting of 7 brothers, Abbas, Hassan, Hussein, Ali, Muhammad, Salem, Ibrahim, and two sisters, Amira and Fatima. When he was young, the family moved from the city of Mosul to Freedom district in Baghdad by virtue of his father’s work. Al-Saher lived through many ordeals because of his poverty, according to him, which was his motivation and was the basis of his solid personality that characterizes him. He discovered artistic signs when he was 12 years old, as he was sitting with his brother Hassan in the car while they were listening to Muhammad Abdel-Wahhab, and being raised in a poor family he relied on He used to work on his holidays selling ice cream (he says: “Where I stayed in the sun all day, then the ice cream melted and nothing was sold”) and books, and he worked in a textile factory until he collected the price of the first musical instrument (harp) and its price was 12 dinars, and after that Learn to play the guitar and then the oud. He studied music for 6 years at the Institute of Musical Studies in Baghdad, and he composed his first song entitled “Where are you” only a year after entering the institute. He worked as a professor of history, and taught music to students for a year and a half. Affiliated to the district of Aqra in northern Iraq in the late seventies of the last century, in addition to his Iraqi nationality, he holds both Canadian and Qatari nationalities.

He began his artistic career through his cooperation with the poet Asaad Al-Ghurairy in 1984, when he released his first album entitled (The Olive Tree), then he collaborated with the poet Aziz Al-Rassam, then with the well-known poet Karim Al-Iraqi in the introduction to the series “Nadia”, which was titled “The Traveler” in 1987, and it was his first success Artistry in 1989 in the song “I crossed the beach”, after which he traveled to Kuwait and then Beirut, which inspired him with songs such as “I went down to the sea”, “this color”, “a lot of talk” and “I choose you so I choose”, it was his first collaboration with the poet and from Then “Zaydini in Love” and “In the School of Love”, which made him considered one of the best Arab singers. Making his songs live up to the global level. Al-Saher was not satisfied with singing and composing, but rather acted in the series “Al-Musafer” and was his hero, and the series is considered as a photo album to present Al-Saher’s work. The documentary film My Country was selected as one of the films nominated for the Best Documentary Film Award. Kadim El Saher composed the music and song “Ya Watani, Good Morning” for the film, after the work team chose it specifically for that. And Kadim Al Sahir is the only Arab artist who sang in the Royal Hall in Britain, and he is the second artist in the world after Madonna, who got the key to the city of Sydney.

The duration of his songs ranges from 4 minutes to 16 minutes, with the exception of the song “No, my friend,” which is 47 minutes long, referring us to the time of the giants. In addition to the song “Nay”, which was released as a single, and it was written by Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen and composed by Muhammad Shafiq. As well as the Gulf operetta 17. Among the most important works of Kadim Al Sahir in the field of composing at all is the poem Tawq Al-Yasmine Nizar Qabbani, which he composed for the Lebanese singer Magda Al-Roumi and participated in its distribution with the Egyptian maestro Dr. Khaled Fouad, who was the leader of his orchestra for a period, and also cooperated with the singer George Wassouf, who He re-sang the song “I’ll Deliver You in God’s Hands”, and also composed the album “Istihala” by the Tunisian singer Latifa Al-Arfaoui, an album of the words of the late lyricist Abdel-Wahhab Mohamed, and also composed Nizar Qabbani’s poem “Why” by the singer Ghada Ragab. He also performed a duet with the Moroccan singer Asmaa Lamnawar, one of these duets Its name is “The Court”.

Kadim Al Sahir cooperated with many distinguished poets such as Nizar Qabbani, Karim Al-Iraqi Aziz Al-Rassam, Asaad Al-Ghurairy, Dr. Manea Saeed Al-Otaiba, Talal Al-Rasheed, Prisoner of Longing, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prince Abdul Rahman bin Musaed, Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen and Kadim Al-Saadi and many others. And cooperate with the distributor: Dr. Fathallah Ahmed.

List of works – Discography


The Olive Tree (1984) – Deer (1989) – No, My Friend (1990) – Dear (1991) – Rejoice (1992) – Your Games (1993) – Your Safety from God (1994) – After Love (1995) – Saab Alia ( 1996) – Wash me with cold (1996) – School of Love (1997) – Me and Laila (1998) – My Love and the Rain (1999) – Impossible Love (2000) – Looking for You (2001) – A Tale of Two Lovers (2002) – Barefoot (2003) – Melina Al-Baad (2004) – To a Schoolgirl (2004) – The Journey Ended (2005) – Diary of a Defeated Man (2007) – Pictures (2008) – Painting with Words (2009) – Don’t Make Him Sick (2011).

Patriotic and national songs

Kadim Al Sahir sang many patriotic and national songs, including: Maska, come back, sing for the Arab countries – Oh, Arabs – Al-Insan – O Jerusalem – I love Tunisia – Welcome to Al-Samra (Tunisia) – Dorat Al-Sharq (Jordan) – Hasnaa Amman (Jordan) – Hello with me (Egypt) – The Bride of Love (Libya) – I forgot my pain (Morocco) – Say hello to Doha – O Lord, protect Algeria – Beirut – Mushtaq, O Syria – A million kisses with me (UAE).

Among his songs in Iraq: To the dear greeting – Baghdad do not suffer – Remember – Come kiss your face – The shepherds and the fire – Talk a lot – Oh my country, good morning – Peace be upon you on your tributaries – Oh my country, good morning – The city of love – Where are your family, home of the beloved – Aqal Al-Ras – our bride and we took her – Faw Al-Arab.


The Voice – The Sweetest Voice with (Sherine Abdel Wahab, Saber El Rebai and Assi El Hellani)

Awards and Honors

Generosity from England, France, Italy, America, Canada, Malaysia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, and generosity from his Iraqi people.
The Oscar for Arabic Song and the title of Ambassador of the Iraqi Song in 1996 from Baghdad.
The Creativity Necklace from Baghdad in 1997 at the National Theater.
The Medal of Excellence at the behest of King Hussein and was awarded by Queen Noor in 2000/2001.
Order of Merit from the Tunisian Ministry of Culture in 2000.
The Best Arab Singer Award and the Knight of Arabic Poem and Song Award in 2001 in Egypt during the Seventh International Song Festival.
Best Arab Singer Award in Lebanon in 2001.
Murex Award in 2004.
Best singer in the Middle East in a Brazilian radio poll in 2002.
The World Music Award for the Middle East, North Africa and Iran category, and the Listeners Award in 2004.
– The Order of Merit for the second time in Tunisia in 2004, and President Zine El Abidine delivered the honoring speech.
Many Arab newspapers, magazines and festivals honored him all over the country. The largest foreign newspapers in France, Italy, America and Malaysia wrote about him, and many foreign radio stations spoke about him.
– He obtained the key to the ancient ancient city of Fez in Morocco in 2005, and he is the second person to obtain this key after the great Syrian artist Sabah Fakhri.
He was considered the most popular Arab singer in Asia, according to the Indonesian Media Network survey.
Honored by the Emir of the State of Qatar for the operetta opening of the 17th Gulf Championship in Doha.
– Generosity from the Arab Women’s Association by Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, wife of the deposed Egyptian president.
Award of the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Jordan Award for Best Arab Singer in 2010.
– He returned to his beloved Baghdad in May 2011 to be appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the care of the children of the world and the children of Iraq, especially by UNICEF in May 2011
His achievements for his songs:
– The song “Anna and Laila”: the sixth place in the world in a referendum conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Ha Habibi Song: Best Arabic Song Award in 1996 during the first Arabic Song Festival in Cairo.
A song to remember: an award from UNICEF and translated into 18 languages.
I hate it: the best video clip at the Alexandria Music Video Festival in 1999.
Dalaa song: Prize of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).