A 1951 political satire of the nationalist leader Fakhri al-Barudi

Views: 15101

An article published in the satirical magazine al-Mudhiq al-Mubki in March 1951, saying that Fakhri al-Barudi, the patron of art in Syria, was greatly opposed to the cheap music being produced in the Arab World. He makes specific reference to a popular song by Farid al-Atrash, the Syrian crooner living in Egypt, claiming that it was \"poor quality.\"