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Sahar Hadi Muhi Taha
Origin Iraq
Genres Iraqi music, Iraqi folk music, Arabic music
Occupation(s) Singer
Website www.sahartaha.com/

Sahar Taha (Arabic: سحر طه‎; born in 1963 Iraq) is an Iraqi musician and journalist living in Lebanon who co-hosts the Lebanese programme Banat Hawa on LBC.[1][2] She is best known for playing the oud in both eastern and western music.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

In 1984 Taha received a MA in Business Administration in Baghdad, followed by a degree in oud and singing from the National Conservatory of Lebanon in 1989. In addition to her career in music, Taha is a writer for various Arabic and Lebanese newspapers and has been writing for Beirut's daily Al-Mustaqbal since 1999.[4] She has also presented numerous musical programmes in the Arab media and worked for Future TV and ART television stations in the mid-90s.

Staying present in the musical scene, Taha served as a judge in musical festivals and programmes across Lebanon and Egypt in 1995, 2001 and 2002.

Since 1997, she has been a member of The Professional Artists Syndicate, as well as a member of honor in the Munir Bashir Oud and Traditional Musical Art International Foundation, in remembrance of internationally famous Iraqi oudist Munir Bashir.

Since 1986 Taha has performed in many concerts throughout the Middle East and Europe; in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Qatar, Germany, Austria and her native homeland Iraq.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Taha married a Lebanese and is now a naturalized Lebanese national. She still has family in Baghdad.[6]



  • Baghdadiyat feat. Omar Bashir
  • Traditional Iraqi songs (2003)
  • Waddaato Baghdad (2010)


  • Baghdadi Maqamat


External links[edit]

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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:29:52 -0800

On this aspect of music and song production, Iraqi singer and music critic Sahar Taha, who has been living in Beirut for years, said, “I feel sorry about the mediocrity of the new generation of singers, especially at home. I don't know if there are ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:42:22 -0700

BEIRUT: When Sahar Taha was growing up, she and the children of her Baghdad neighborhood would go house to house during Ramadan, singing songs and collecting sweets. She remembers it as a time of joy, when the community renewed its bonds ...

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:10:17 -0800

Sahar Taha · Works at Kaumeya International School. مصر قوية عزيزة ابية مدى الدهر ................تحيا مصر. Reply · Like. · 1 · January 31 at 8:25am · Magda Wahba. طول ما القضاء مطول باله علي ال في السجون وقاعدين يتعلفوا ما فيش حد من ال بره هيتلم كلنا وراء جيشنا ...
Daily Star - Lebanon
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:28:25 -0700

May Nasr sang “The Sea,” a verse composed by Haydar, while Sahar Taha sang a “Requiem” Haydar composed in memory of his wife Maliha. Perpetuating the tradition of 20th century Lebanese writers who have contributed to world literature directly in the ...
Daily Star - Lebanon
Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:57:23 -0800

Sahar Taha sang an elegy that Haydar had composed for his wife on the eve of her death. May Nasr sang "El Bahr" (the Sea), a piece Haydar had personally gifted to her, back when she worked with Save the Children in the Bekaa and used to frequently ...
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:13:37 -0700

La troupe El Ferda, Akli Yahiathèn ou encore Abdelkader Chaou seront en concert à la salle El Mouggar d'Alger, début juillet, dans le cadre des soirées ramadanesques de l'Office National de la Culture et de l'Information (ONCI). La première dizaine des ...


Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:52:30 -0700

Le fort Bordj Moussa accueille chaque soir, depuis jeudi dernier, des soirées de musique andalouse. L'association culturelle, artistique et pluridisciplinaire, Naghma, organise depuis jeudi dernier et jusqu'au mardi 15 juillet la première édition des ...


Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:52:30 -0700

Beaucoup de monde s'est présenté jeudi dernier lors du vernissage jusqu'à Belkhadem, le ministre d'Etat... Le Musuem Bardo Lounge a abrité jeudi dernier le vernissage d'une exposition originale qui sied parfaitement au contexte du mois béni du ...

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