Mohammed Abdu Othman Al-Aseeri, is well-known Saudi singer all across the Middle East.He had been described as “The Artist of Arabs”
NAME: Mohammed Abdu Othman Al-Aseeri,
DATE OF BIRTH: June 12, 1949
PLACE OF BIRTH: Arab
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
The artist began his music career in the beginning of the sixties. He entered the world of singing at an early age, going from only a student at the Institute of industrial Jeddah which he graduated from in 1963. From then, he was taken on a mission to Italy for the shipbuilding industry. The flight changed from Rome to Beirut, from building ships to a music career.
Abdou’s music was based on the older generation’s ageless talents and songs of maybe a thousand years of heritage, but nevertheless, he was credited to at least preserving these songs called mawrouth (the inherited songs) without much change in their buildup or musical arrangements. His Chaabyat albums that he released through his label Voice of Al-Jazeerah in the 1990s were his attempt at documenting that old tradition. These jalsat (sittings) where were his talent has got best crystallized: his oud was this instrument for which he talked to almost spiritually, in a manner never seen elsewhere in any Arab singer other than Farid al-Atrash and Baligh Hamdi and Talal Maddah. In admiration, Abdou sang one of Baligh’s compositions ‘Sert Al-Houb’ (Love Story) for Umm Kulthum on her 69th birthday