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Walid Toufic to perform at Mawazine festival

Tuesday 21/May/2019 - 03:01 PM
Walid Toufic
Walid Toufic
Yara Sameh

Lebanese superstar، Walid Toufic will perform at the Mawazine Rhythms of the World Festival 18th edition، which runs from June 21 to 29، at the Renaissance neighborhood Platform، Nahda Space، in Rabat، Morocco، on June 26.

The festival showcases the finest performances of Middle East and global stars including David Guetta، Assi El Hallani، Oka Wi Ortega، Myriam Fares، Ziyad Rahbani، Marshmello and Carole Samaha.

Noteworthy، Walid Toutanji، mostly known as Walid Toufic، is a Lebanese singer and actor. He is as also known as the Arab Star.

He was born on April 8، 1954. Walid began work at a young age in order to help support his family.

He learned how to repair radio equipment and excelled at that. Thus he was exposed to a lot of songs while young. Walid then learned how to play the ‘oud and mastered it by the age of seventeen، he then applied to the “al-Huwwat” (“The Amateurs”) program on al-Fann studio. On that show، Walid performed a song titled “’Eyoun Bahhya” – credited to artist Mohamed al-‘Ezby.

In 1973، Toufic participated in the Lebanese talent show، Studio El Fan، his success in the show was his first step towards stardom.

Toufic became popular and made his big break in Egypt. His acting career began soon afterwards where he acted in a number of movies co-started big stars such as Farid al-Atrash، Mariam Fakhr Eddine، Madiha Yousri، and others.

He is married to former Lebanese model، socialite and beauty queen، Georgina Rizk.

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