Majida al-Roumi (Soprano Singer/UN Goodwill Amabassador)

majida-al-roumi.jpgMagida El-Roumi (Arabic: ماجدة الرومي‎, also transliterated as Majida Al Roumi), was born in Kfarshima, Lebanon on December 13, 1956.

She is a Lebanese singer and a soprano, who started her musical career in the early 1970s when she participated in the talent show, Studio El Fan on Télé Liban and won the gold medal for best female singer.

Since her appearance on television at the age of 16, she has become one of the most successful and respected singers of the Arab world as well as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

Majida El Roumi Baradhy, born to renowned musician Halim El Roumi (born Hanna El Roumi Baradhy) and wife Marie Loutfi who were a Melkite Greek Catholic couple from Tyre, a city in South Lebanon.

They got married and lived in Kfarshima, they had three girls Maha, Mona and Majida and a boy Awad. Halim el Roumi became a renowned musician and continued to live in Kfarshima, which was home to many Lebanese singers, musicians, poets and writers, like the late Philemon Wehbi, Melhem Barakat and Issam Rajji.