Death of Warda Aldjazairia

1940 - May 17, 2012
Cairo, Egypt | Age 72

Algerian singer dies in Egypt at 71
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SARAH EL DEEB, The Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — The Algerian singer Warda Aldjazairia, whose sultry voice and range helped make her one of the giants of Arab song, has died. She was 72.

Egyptian state TV said Warda died Thursday at her home in Cairo. The official MENA news agency said she was 72, and that her body will be flown to Algeria on Friday for burial.

Along with Lebanon's Fayrouz and Egypt's late Umm Kalthoum, Warda was one of the legendary singers of the...

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