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Halim El-Dabh, 1921–2017

Sep 6th, 2017

Halim El-Dabh


Noted composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and Kent State University Professor Halim El-Dabh died at his home on Saturday, September 2. A native of Cairo, Egypt, El-Dabh taught at Kent State University from 1969 to 1991, and then part time until 2012. He was a recipient of two Fulbright awards, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and two honorary doctorates. El-Dabh was the subject of the 2003 biography by Denise Seachrist, The Musical World of Halim El-Dabh, published by Kent State University Press.

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