Etab’s 70th Birthday – A Saudi Arabian musical pioneer, Tarfa Abdel-Kheir Adam was one of the first female singers from the Gulf to perform publicly. Her talent, first discovered when she was 13 years old, spread worldwid—and she became known by the stage name “Etab”.
Etab’s strong personality helped kick-start her career in the 1960s, later launching her to international pop stardom. With more than 15 albums to her name, Etab mixed traditional and contemporary Arab songs to create a style of her own, collaborating with top poets and singers from around the region. She used her distinctive, husky voice not just for singing, but also for advocating for female equality within her field. Etab was a prominent member of the Union of Arab Artists and the Egyptian Music Syndicate.
Today’s Doodle celebrates the cultural legacy of Etab, who would’ve been 70 years old today.
Happy Birthday, Etab!
You can find more about Etab’s 70th Birthday on the official Google Doodle Page