25-November-2020

Legendary Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz, lyre of glee and rapture, dies

By: Ahmed Alhaj (Site Admin)


Khartoum, (Sudanow Info.)- Ibn Al-Hiatham Hospital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Thursday announced the death of the renowned and legendary Sudanese singer Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz.

“The Sudanese singer suffered from failure in the different organs of his body”, said Omer Abdat, Director of Patients’ Affairs at the hospital.

The audience and fans of the Sudanese singer, who is known as Al-Hoot (The Whale), have remained in a state of sorrow and anticipation since he fell ill due to what had been circulated by the daily newspapers about his health condition.

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has earlier committed to pay the cost of the singer’s treatment at Royal Care Hospital in Khartoum before he was flown to Jordan for further medical care.

Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz, who started singing during early 1990s, is the most popular singer in Sudan where he has established a great popular base during the past years.

His fame has kept on growing day after day until he was named the “Youth’s number one singer” where all theaters and halls are usually overcrowded with his loving fans whenever there was a concert for him.

His fans spread throughout the country, north and south, where the young singer was particularly fond of the southern part of Sudan for which he sang, which gained him a great place in the heart of the southern Sudanese.

Al-Hoot (The Whale), Sayed Al-Qina (The Master of Singing) are of the many names given to the late young singer who, with his warm and beautiful voice, has managed to assume a position in the map of the Sudanese signing.

 



His talent emerged early when he was just three years old, namely when he performed in the famous Sudanese TV show Janat Al-Atfal (The children’s Paradise)

Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz was born in 1967 at Bahry (Khartoum North). He grew up with a passion for acting and singing. He joined the Youths and Children’s Palace in Omdurman where he studied drama before becoming a massive Sudanese singing icon.

He appeared on the stage for the first time at the age of 8 when he performed during a concert organized by Khartoum North Locality, where, using only a tambourine and accompanied by a chorus, Mahmoud had shown a remarkable talent that signified a birth of a star. He was awarded his first prize for his good performance by the locality and was in the form of school materials.

In 1975, Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz participated in the Sudanese Sea Scout ceremony which was attended by former Sudanese President Ja’far Nimiri who awarded him the Small Scout Order.

In 1987, he joined Bahry Youth Center and started singing at private ceremonies. He released his first album in 1994 with Hasad Company. The album was titled Khali Balak (Take Care), his first personal song, and has achieved a great success. The late singer then released many successful albums including Sakat Al-Rabab (The Rabab stilled), which he recorded in Russia accompanied by a Russian musical troupe. The Russians have commended his voice and described it as “a diamond voice”. This was followed by the albums of Ya Omur (Oh my life), Seeb Inadak (give up your stubbornness), Jawab Lilbalad (a letter to the homeland) and others.

He also performed famous Sudanese classical songs as well as songs in the praise of the Prophet Mohamed Peace Be Upon Him, not to mention that the late young singer has also performed songs in various dialects of Sudan.

Despite his nation-wide fame and distinguished talent, Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz, Sudan’s lyre of glee and rapture, haven’t achieved a similar celebrity at the international level.

To this end, Dr. Muiz Omer Bakheet has once said in an article that he heard much commendation on Mahmoud’s voice and talent during his travels from people who listened to the late singer, expressing surprise as why he couldn’t find his way internationally.

In the meantime, Sudanow interviewed a number of the late young singer’s fans who have expressed grief over his death, describing it as “great loss”.

In this respect, Ayat Osman, a student at Khartoum University, said Mahmoud “is innovative and great”, praying that his soul may rest in peace.

 Mohamed Ali, a student at Al-Ahliya University, on his part, said Mahmoud was a legendary singer, while Abdul-Manan Salih from Kassala State, said Mahmoud would live on with his songs.

Al-Naji of Terab Comedy Group described Mahmoud as the “pyramid” who would live on in the hearts of the Sudanese people, while Mohamed Hamid Al-Tayeb from Al-Mardi Technical College said Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz has left his print on the Sudanese lyrical map, saying that he was distinguished for his own school in the singing genre.

It is to be noted that the Sudanese Ministry of Culture and Information on Wednesday evening issued a statement in which it pointed to the country’s concern with the treatment of the late singer, noting that the Minister of Culture and Information has personally followed up the instructions by the President of the Republic on paying the cost of his treatment fully to Royal Care Hospital.

The statement further reiterated the ministry’s sympathy with the singer, declaring full readiness of the Presidency to complete the treatment of the late singer outside Sudan.

The statement also explained that the family of Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz has made the decision to take him to receive treatment abroad without notifying the Presidency, adding that the minister of culture and information has been in constant contact with the sin 

Khartoum, (Sudanow Info.)- Ibn Al-Hiatham Hospital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Thursday announced the death of the renowned and legendary Sudanese singer Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz.

“The Sudanese singer suffered from failure in the different organs of his body”, said Omer Abdat, Director of Patients’ Affairs at the hospital.

The audience and fans of the Sudanese singer, who is known as Al-Hoot (The Whale), have remained in a state of sorrow and anticipation since he fell ill due to what had been circulated by the daily newspapers about his health condition.

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has earlier committed to pay the cost of the singer’s treatment at Royal Care Hospital in Khartoum before he was flown to Jordan for further medical care.

Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz, who started singing during early 1990s, is the most popular singer in Sudan where he has established a great popular base during the past years.

His fame has kept on growing day after day until he was named the “Youth’s number one singer” where all theaters and halls are usually overcrowded with his loving fans whenever there was a concert for him.

His fans spread throughout the country, north and south, where the young singer was particularly fond of the southern part of Sudan for which he sang, which gained him a great place in the heart of the southern Sudanese.

Al-Hoot (The Whale), Sayed Al-Qina (The Master of Singing) are of the many names given to the late young singer who, with his warm and beautiful voice, has managed to assume a position in the map of the Sudanese signing.

His talent emerged early when he was just three years old, namely when he performed in the famous Sudanese TV show Janat Al-Atfal (The children’s Paradise)

Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz was born in 1967 at Bahry (Khartoum North). He grew up with a passion for acting and singing. He joined the Youths and Children’s Palace in Omdurman where he studied drama before becoming a massive Sudanese singing icon.

He appeared on the stage for the first time at the age of 8 when he performed during a concert organized by Khartoum North Locality, where, using only a tambourine and accompanied by a chorus, Mahmoud had shown a remarkable talent that signified a birth of a star. He was awarded his first prize for his good performance by the locality and was in the form of school materials.

In 1975, Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz participated in the Sudanese Sea Scout ceremony which was attended by former Sudanese President Ja’far Nimiri who awarded him the Small Scout Order.

In 1987, he joined Bahry Youth Center and started singing at private ceremonies. He released his first album in 1994 with Hasad Company. The album was titled Khali Balak (Take Care), his first personal song, and has achieved a great success. The late singer then released many successful albums including Sakat Al-Rabab (The Rabab stilled), which he recorded in Russia accompanied by a Russian musical troupe. The Russians have commended his voice and described it as “a diamond voice”. This was followed by the albums of Ya Omur (Oh my life), Seeb Inadak (give up your stubbornness), Jawab Lilbalad (a letter to the homeland) and others.

He also performed famous Sudanese classical songs as well as songs in the praise of the Prophet Mohamed Peace Be Upon Him, not to mention that the late young singer has also performed songs in various dialects of Sudan.

Despite his nation-wide fame and distinguished talent, Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz, Sudan’s lyre of glee and rapture, haven’t achieved a similar celebrity at the international level.

To this end, Dr. Muiz Omer Bakheet has once said in an article that he heard much commendation on Mahmoud’s voice and talent during his travels from people who listened to the late singer, expressing surprise as why he couldn’t find his way internationally.

In the meantime, Sudanow interviewed a number of the late young singer’s fans who have expressed grief over his death, describing it as “great loss”.

In this respect, Ayat Osman, a student at Khartoum University, said Mahmoud “is innovative and great”, praying that his soul may rest in peace.

 Mohamed Ali, a student at Al-Ahliya University, on his part, said Mahmoud was a legendary singer, while Abdul-Manan Salih from Kassala State, said Mahmoud would live on with his songs.

Al-Naji of Terab Comedy Group described Mahmoud as the “pyramid” who would live on in the hearts of the Sudanese people, while Mohamed Hamid Al-Tayeb from Al-Mardi Technical College said Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz has left his print on the Sudanese lyrical map, saying that he was distinguished for his own school in the singing genre.

It is to be noted that the Sudanese Ministry of Culture and Information on Wednesday evening issued a statement in which it pointed to the country’s concern with the treatment of the late singer, noting that the Minister of Culture and Information has personally followed up the instructions by the President of the Republic on paying the cost of his treatment fully to Royal Care Hospital.

The statement further reiterated the ministry’s sympathy with the singer, declaring full readiness of the Presidency to complete the treatment of the late singer outside Sudan.

The statement also explained that the family of Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz has made the decision to take him to receive treatment abroad without notifying the Presidency, adding that the minister of culture and information has been in constant contact with the singer’s family and the journalist Haitahm Kabo who was accompanying Mahmoud.


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ger’s family and the journalist Haitahm Kabo who was accompanying Mahmoud.


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