Warda Al-Jazairia (Warda the Algerian Rose) is one of the most popular singers in the Arab world. As a lyricist, composer, and singer, her songs became classics in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Warda began singing professionally at the age of 11 in 1951, but she halted her career between the years of 1963 and 1972 to raise a family. She then returned to the stage recaptured her place in the pantheon of great Arab singers. Making up for lost time, the industrious performer has released an average of nearly five albums a year since 1973. Although, Warda has been in poor health since the late 1990s, she has told her fans that she has no intention of retiring.
Warda Ftouki was born in Paris in 1940, the daughter of an Algerian... Read More