Ilham Al Madfai

Ilham Al Madfai

Born in Baghdad in early 40’s Ilham picked up his guitar when he was 12. He created one of the first bands in Iraq known as 'Twisters'. Later on, he moved to England to study Architecture, but continued playing with a group and performed at Bayt Al Baghdadi in London.
When he returned to Baghdad in 1967, he formed his band, "13 ½" where he introduced the Andalusic style to the Iraqi folklore song. After world tour (1991) Ilham formed another band known as "Elham Band". Then again he left Iraq in 1994 after 4 challenging years, where his music reached millions of Iraqis in exile, as well as millions of Arabs especially in Lebanon and Amman.
After great success of his CD 'Khuttar', Elham left the US to live in Amman where he would be close to his fans .


Ilham Al Madfai Discography Tracks


Ilham Al Madfai Ilham Al Madfai (Album) EMI Music Arabia Europe 1999 Sell This Version
07243 528260 2 5 Ilham Al Madfai حفلة Live(CD, Album) EMI Music Arabia 07243 528260 2 5 United Arab Emirates 2001 Sell This Version
07243 590740 2 3 Ilham Al Madfai بغداد Baghdad(CD, Album) EMI Music Arabia 07243 590740 2 3 United Arab Emirates 2003 Sell This Version
50999 968143 2 1 Ilham* دشداشة = Dishdasha(CD, Album) EMI Music Arabia 50999 968143 2 1 United Arab Emirates 2009 Sell This Version