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Lotfi Bouchnak
Lotfi Bouchnak (Tunisian Arabic: لطفي بوشناق‎‎, Bosnian: Lutfi Bošnjak) (born January 18, 1952) is a Tunisian singer, oud player, composer and public figure. He is considered one of the best tenors in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Arab world[1][2] and has been dubbed as Tunisia's "Pavarotti".[3] He also played in Tunisian TV series and movies including Maktoub, La boîte magique, Halou u mer and El paraíso ya no es lo que era.[4]
Lotfi Bouchnak
لطفي بوشناق

Bouchnak in 2013
Background information
BornJanuary 18, 1952 (age 69)
Tunis, Tunisia
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, musician
InstrumentsOud
Biography
Lotfi Bouchnak on stage.
Bouchnak was born in Tunis, Tunisia to a family of Bosniak and Turkish origin.[2] At a young age, he began re-performing the songs of Oum Kalthoum and other masters of Egyptian music. He joined the "Youth Musical Group of Tunis", then "Arrachidia", where he started improving his vocal skills with Ali Sriti. He also learnt to play the Oud. In 1979, at the age of 25, Bouchnak recorded his first song composed by Ahmed Siddiqui. He then started working with other famous composers such as Sayed Mekkaoui, Fathallah Ahmed, and Anwar Brahem.[1] In the 1980s, he started composing songs for other artists such as Khaled and the rap group IAM.[1] Bouchnak has been one of few artists to have regular shows in the Cairo Opera House since 1992. He won the Best Arab Singer Award in Washington DC, in 1997.[1]
In 2019 he collaborates with the Tunisian heavy metal band Myrath on the song "Mersal" (from their album Shehili)[5] and with the Italian artist Tosca in her album Morabeza.
References
  1. ^ a b c d Yala FM. "Biography: Lotfi Bouchnak". Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Last FM. "Lotfi Bouchnak". Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  3. ^ McGuinness, Justin (2002), Tunisia Handbook, Footprint Travel Guides, p. 465, ISBN 1903471281
  4. ^ "Lotfi Bouchnak". IMDb. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Kessler, Sebastian (May 3, 2019). "Kritik zu Myrath SHEHILI". Metal Hammer (Germany) (in German). Retrieved February 5, 2021.
External links
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