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Jamil Qeshtah

Sector : Cultural Figures , Singers / Musicians

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  • Country of residence: Iraq
  • Gender: Male
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Jamil Qishta was born in Palestine - a Palestinian national - he traveled to Iraq in the late forties and lived in Baghdad. He is considered one of the generation of singers who appeared in the late fifties in Baghdad and emerged in the early sixties and gained good fortune in fame and remained in the popular memory for a long time.

His songs were distinguished by the authentic Baghdadi and Arabic flavor, his calm performance and the softness of the voice, and he presented a number of songs on Baghdad TV in the mid-sixties and on Baghdad Radio. He performed a number of emotional, patriotic and national songs such as “Samani Kalima Sweet” and “A word full of tenderness”, “I swear by the eye I will not forget Monday”, “I do not forget the days even if two years”, “I remember your love”, “The sweetness of your words” and “The first two smiles”. All composed by Alfred George. His most famous songs are "Awal Majitek", "Zeina Yabadawiya", "Ashar Layali", "They blame me for your love", "Your heart is dear, Mahin and Safali." He also sang the "Arab Revolution" from the words of Muhammad Radi Jaafar and composed by Salem Hussein. Composer Mohsen Farhan says about him: “Jamil Qeshta had a beautiful way of performing, and he was able to sing Arabic songs. He turned to sound engineering and music directing, and was proficient in it. He contributed to the musical direction of dozens of Iraqi songs. May God have mercy on Abu Ghassan, for he was dedicated and loyal to his work. Composer Sorour Majed says: “I still remember his face and features well, especially the prominence of his cheekbones, his small sunken eyes, and his relatively weak body. He performed a number of emotional and patriotic songs. She lived with him for a period of time in his late days before he left Iraq, where he became a music director and retired from singing. I was always joking with him. He has an unmistakable musical ear. He also trained his son, Ghassan, to direct music, and he is now one of the distinguished directors. Filmmaker Ali Hadi Al-Hassoun says: “Jamil Qeshta is a singer since the fifties and was very popular at the time. He was appointed to one of the technical jobs in the Iraqi radio, and his songs tended to the Bedouin dialect. “I don’t want to go where” is considered the pinnacle of his songs and is very much requested by listeners. Upon the establishment of the union between Iraq and Jordan, he sang many patriotic songs that bless the unity of Iraq and Jordan, but after the July 1958 revolution he disappeared because of the persecution he suffered as a result of those songs praising the Hashemite Union. He has a strong tone, a beautiful hoarseness, and has a mellow tone. In the sixties I used to meet him at Hassan Kitawi Café in Bab Al Sharqi, and it was a café for musicians and filmmakers. He was beautiful, elegant, tall and slim, and I remember that his pictures were in a photography studio near Al-Ahrar Bridge in Al-Salihiya.” Musical researcher Abdul Rahman Al-Maadidi says: “Jamil Qeshta arrived with artist Rawhi Al-Khamash to Iraq in 1948 with the return of the musical and lyrical delegation that was performing the task of entertaining Iraqi pieces during the 1948 war in Palestine. He was given the opportunity to appear on television in several songs and often appeared on the screen. Singer and oud player. He worked in the Iraqi Ministry of Culture and Information as a technical advisor to the Director of the Department of Musical Arts, Mr. Ali Abdullah in the late nineties. He left Iraq in 2003 for the UAE, where he passed away on Saturday 10/26/2013 AD in the United Arab Emirates and his body was buried there .

 

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