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Mohsen Subhi

Mohsen Subhi

Sector : Cultural Figures , Singers / Musicians

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  • Страна местожительства: United States
  • Пол: Male
  • Born in: 1963
  • key_age: 54
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Mohsen Subhi, also, Mohsen Subhi Khalil AbdelHamid Ataya) (October 4, 1963–August 2, 2009) was a Palestinian composer of classical Arabic music and arranger of modern Palestinian music and folk song.

A master oud player and percussionist, Subhi was born in Ramallah, Palestine on October 4, 1963, where he established himself as a young musician, composer, performer and teacher. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1997 and continued living and working in Palestine, the United States (Boston and San Francisco) and Jordan.

Mohsen composed, arranged, (re)interpreted and performed music for television, plays, films and live audiences. After receiving a grant to record his second classical Arabic music (instrumental) CD, Mohsen Subhi (also known as Abu Kinaan) died as a result of an unfortunate accident on August 2, 2009 in Ramallah. He was buried in Al-Bireh.

Mohsen began teaching himself music at the age of seven, initially as a percussionist and later on adopting the Oud as his main instrument. Master oud player Hatem Al-Afghani was among Mohsen's early music teachers. In the United States, Mohsen attended classes at Berklee in Boston and the Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA) where he continued developing his unique style. Mohsen composed, arranged, (re)interpreted and performed music for educational purposes, television, plays, dance troupes, films and live audiences. His unique contributions to Arab classical music and Palestinian folkloric dance brought him wide recognition as a rising musician.

He also taught percussion and/or Oud to children and adults through institutions, schools and private lessons in Ramallah and Jerusalem (Palestine) as well as Boston (1997–1999) and later on, San Francisco (U.S.)

Although best known as an Oud player, Mohsen also used the Buzuq, and was no less talented as a percussionist playing derbakeh (tabla), taar, mazhar (frame drum), and daf (tambourine) fusing Arab, Persian, Indian and African rhythms.

Raseef al-Madeena

Mohsen Subhi played buzuk and percussion with the Ramallah-based group, Al-Rahhala including its 1988 "Raseef al-Madeena".


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