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Tariq ABDUL HAKIM

composer , Lieutenant-general , authority

Tariq ABDUL HAKIM, DirectorGeneral of Popular and Folk Arts, Youth Welfare Authority; well-known composer; retired Lieutenant-General, Saudi army.

Background

ABDUL HAKIM, Tariq was born in 1920 in Taif, Saudi Arabia.

Education

Received military education.

Career

Graduated to the rank of LieutenantGeneral. Leader of army music school. Art-Director of Army Music Department, Deputy Chairman of Saudi Arts Society, Riyadh 1968.

SupervisorGeneral of music and songs, Ministry of Information 1975. Member of Arab League Music Department. Member of Paris Society of Melodists.

Conducts wide activities in the field of music. DirectorGeneral of Popular and Folk Arts, Youth Welfare Authority. Well-known composer; retired Lieutenant-General, Saudi army.

Works

  • Numerous books on Arabic music and ancient Arabic musical instruments. Writes and introduces several radio variety programmes.

Views

Intellect and knowledge should be promoted. Everything that weakens it, such as drugs and alcohol, should be forbidden. People should stay away from them, because non-corrupted intellect is the basis of the moral responsibility in every society.