Composer, pianist, and political commentator whose compositions were popular throughout the Arab world. His musicals satirized Lebanese politics during and after the civil war.
He began composing music when he was just a teenager. The passion and work bloomed from there. His earliest work was "My Friend God," written from 1967 to 1968.
He was strongly associated with Lebanese leftist movements and was a militant communist with a strong belief system rooted in atheism.
He was the son of the Lebanese composer
He and Ibrahim Maalouf were both successful Lebanese composers.