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“Maryam Khan, the Lady of Kurdish Singing”

The Kurdish woman who chronicled in her songs the wars and battles between the Kurds and their enemies and between the Kurds and the Kurds themselves, so that the song turns into a cry of the soul emanating from a woman

 Kurdish artist Maryam Khan Mongola, Sheikh Tutukalu Bakri, was born in 1904 in one of the villages of Bhutan “Northern Kurdistan” from a family of Sheikhs Sheikho Bakr.  What made her feel that she is one of the happiest women in the universe, but their love story only lasted for months and ended in divorce, which would change the course of her life completely for the worse;  But the Kurdish writer (Kuni Rah Sh) doubts about this marriage, when he, who specializes in the affairs of the Badrakhan family, assured me that he had never heard this story, and Princess (Roshan Badrakhan) did not tell him about it.  During that period, the Kurdish section of Baghdad Radio had been opened, and she participated in it diligently and perseverantly, until later she became the head of the Kurdish section of the radio, and she gained wide fame that exceeded all expectations and gained a sound opinion and audible speech.  Authentic Kurdish art and an extraordinary success story. In a short period of time, she achieved a prominent position in the field of art with her beautiful melodious voice and golden throat. She excelled in the song “Wah Wa Ha Halimi” in 1922. Maryam Khan is known as the powerful and powerful woman who defied the laws of society that shackle women in the name of religion at times and in the name of customs  On the other hand, the arrival of a woman to the presidency of the Kurdish section of Radio Baghdad was not the usual case in the 1940s in a society that was not prepared at all to accept the exercise of women’s role in public life, Nah  With regard to accepting her practice of singing, Maryam Khan became a symbol for every woman trying to make her way in a field considered taboo by society, “the field of art.” She played a different and positive influential role for Kurdish women to take their hoped-for role in the fields of life and presented a refined image of the Kurdish singing woman, adding a new luster to Kurdish art.  Beautiful and she preserved it from dispersal and loss, Maryam Khan sang for women and love, she sang for the homeland and the land and chronicled in her songs the wars and battles between the Kurds and their enemies and between the Kurds and the Kurds themselves, so that the song turns into a soul cry issued by a woman despite all her strength and solid will, but on the other side she was a delicate and full of women  With sincere feelings and feelings, a woman who carried beauty and strength enough to scatter it in the face of a whole life. Maryam Khan died in Mosul in 1945 AD due to kidney disease that swept her body at an early age, but she left us a beautiful artistic legacy that we will continue to enjoy for the rest of time.

 

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