Assi El Helani (born Mohammad El Helani), is a singer who has been a major figure in the music scene of the middel East since the 1990s. Assi's musical career officially started after winning the Art Stuido TV Program for young artists at the age of 17.
Assi was born in Baalbeck, Lebanon and comes third youngest among his 13 brothers and sisters. Assi's musical talent became evident very early, when as a child he was performing Lebanese songs with his friends and family. Assi studied for approximately five years (1985–1990) at the Higher Institute of Music in Lebanon concentrating on the Oud performance and Arab vocal techniques vocal techniques.
Assi El Helani has participated in numerous important musical events, including the Baalbeck International Festival, Jerash Festival, the Carthage Festival, and a number of concerts around Europe, the Arab World and America.
Despite his soaring popularity, Helani has remained consistently involved in humanitarian issues.
He regularly performs at fund-raising concerts throughout the Middle East in support of a range of charities in the region, including the Women's Development Association Hayati.
In August 2005, Helani added his voice to the growing roster of celebrities helping WFP raise awareness about global hunger and poverty, recording a Public Service Announcement drawing attention to the tragic fact that 25,000 people die of hunger every day, 18,000 of them children.
Helani’s recent music videos have earned him the reputation as an extremely talented actor. The singer is receiving numerous offers from Arab producers and directors for leading roles in different films and television series.
He is now married with 3 children, one son ( Walid ) and two daughters (Dana & Mareeta). His wife Colette, once Miss Lebanon, wanted to pursue a music career however, Assi was not happy about it as he believed his wife should stick to her conservative roles, so they both agreed and she did not go ahead with it.
1991 : Mahlana Sawa.
1992 : Ya Hala.
1993 : Mahr El Zina.
1994 : Wani Mareg Mareit
1995 : Ahebek Jedan.
1996 : Ya Maima.
1998 : Ahla El Oyoun.
1999 : Shog El Sahara.
2000 : Kid Ozzalak.
2001 : Ater El Mahabah.
2002 : E Qarar.
2003 : Forsat Omor.
2004 : Zghiri El Dinney.
2006 : Dagat Galbi.
2007 : Ouwetna Bi Wehdetna.
2008 : Yemkin
2010 : 010
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