Michael el Masry dies at 85
By: Mariam Mosleh
Tue, Jul. 3, 2018
CAIRO – 3 July 2018: Egyptian musician Michael el Masry passed away on Saturday evening at the age of 85.
Masry composed numerous masterpieces, most notably the soundtracks of series like "Layali al-Helmiya" (Helmiya nights), "Meen mabiyhebish Fatima" (Who doesn’t love Fatima?), "Aelat al-Hag Metwali" (Metwali’s family) and many others; in addition to songs and film soundtracks that are engraved in the memory of all Egyptians.
Masry played the violin in concerts of many of the great artists, including Umm Kulthum's last few concerts, in songs like, "Ghadan Alkak" (I’ll meet you tomorrow), "Men Agl Eneik" (For your eyes), "Ya Mesaharny" (Keeping me awake), and "Laylit el Hob" (The love night). He also collaborated with Egyptian singer and composer Mohamed Abdel Wahab by producing the songs Abdel Wahab composed.
Masry was born in 1933 in Cairo. He was a violinist, a composer and a music producer. The Egyptian musician created more than 100 music pieces, between soundtracks, songs, and operas.