Ilham Al Madfai

Also known as Ihlam Al Madfai, Ilham, Ilham Al-Madfai
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Discography of Ilham Al Madfai:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ilham Al Madfai 14 Audio 1999 EMI Music Arabia
2 إلهام المدفعي Ilham Al Madfai 14 Audio 1999 Edenways Records
3 حفلة Live 9 Audio 2001 EMI Music Arabia
4 دشداشة Dishdasha 11 Audio 2009 EMI Music Arabia
5 بغداد Baghdad 13 Audio 2003 EMI Music Arabia

Born in Baghdad in early 40’s Ilham picked up his guitar when he was 12. He created one of the first bands in Iraq known as 'Twisters'. Later on, he moved to England to study Architecture, but continued playing with a group and performed at Bayt Al Baghdadi in London.

When he returned to Baghdad in 1967, he formed his band, "13 ½" where he introduced the Andalusic style to the Iraqi folklore song. After world tour (1991) Ilham formed another band known as "Elham Band". Then again he left Iraq in 1994 after 4 challenging years, where his music reached millions of Iraqis in exile, as well as millions of Arabs especially in Lebanon and Amman.

After great success of his CD 'Khuttar', Elham left the US to live in Amman where he would be close to his fans .

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