Easily one of my favorite singers, Warda has died today at age 72 of cardiac arrest. Singer of such classics as Batwannis Beek, Harramt Ahebbak will be missed by her many fans.
Born to Algerian and Lebanese parents, Warda was a master of the Arab song and was much loved and respected by her peers such as composers Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Baligh Hamdy (whom she married).
Here is a bit of from the beautiful woman with the voice described both as "sultry and sweet".
Goodbye Warda. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with us.