A genuine singer characterized by a strong voice and a tender feeling her appearance...
A genuine singer characterized by a strong voice and a tender feeling her appearance on the music scene was in the early nineties at a very appropriate time where her fresh performance took us back to the time of singers of the beautiful art era.
She managed with very few strong beautiful voices to restore to us the confidence in our singing and our musical heritage and develop it after it nearly extiguished because of the western invasion of our music on one hand and the low level songs and people with bad voices that took control on the musical scene on the other hand, until the appearance of a genuine voice and succeded with others in giving us hope again.
Start and nurture
Her full name Asala Mostafa Nasri, was born in the Syrian capital Damascus on May 15, 1969 and was the eldest daughter among five brothers and sisters who are Reem , Amani , Ayham and Anas.
Fell in love with singing from the earliest age and impressed everyone with the strength and sweetness of her voice when she was under seven years old and the first one who discovered her talent and nurtured it was her father himself
She stunned everyone when she sang diffuclt songs for a child at her age and more of a challenge and demonstration of her abilities ,she enchanted all listeners by the world literature and stories of people from all around the world in addition to songs at school concerts and important national events, and from here, her star shone in all of Syria, and everyone kept talking about the miraculous girl with the great voice capabilities.
The death of her father
from here, every body predicted a bright future for her in the world of singing, but suddenly and before she reached seventeen years old specifically in 1986 she decided to stop singing after the sudden death of her father which caused a traumatic shock for her and after she got better she decided to take care of her siblings.
She quit singing for three whole years, rejecting all attempts to make her go back to singing until she reached the age of twenty she found it was difficult for her to stay away for a longer time ,so she started the road of singing all over again , at that time she reached an age of maturity and ability to choose and Syria talked about this singer with the gentle powerful voice that enchant all who listen to it.
La’w Tarafou –Wala Tesadda
Thus our great singer stormed in the field of singing strongly and sturdy and with capabilities which are not available for many of the singers in modern times and her fame surpassed all the Arab countries after coming to Egypt in 1993 to celebrate the release of her first album (La’w Tarafou).
And the album echoed greatly in Egypt and all other Arab countries, where it became clear that the public were thursty to hear a sweet and strong voice after a long period dominated by inferior taste and sounds, with no contents to be mentioned ,Asala started out to take part in the revival of big concerts inside and outside Egypt ,TV channels and radio stations competed to transmit and display her two songs (wala Tesadda), which had great echo in addition to the song (La’w Tarafou) and her albums and beautiful successful songs rolled.
The most important albums and songs of Asala
Perhaps one the most significant and important albums that our great singer introduced across her career, in addition to the album La’w Tarafou and Wala Tesadda ,are the albums of “add El Horouf” , “Meshta’a”,”Yakhi Es’al”- Syria ,”Es’al Aleina”, ”Khodni Ma’ak”, “Aw’at”-Syria ,”Yameen Allah” , “Ally Gara” , “Erga’alaha” , “Maba’ash ana” . “Aadi” in the season before the last, 2005.
We here notice the few number of albums that Asala released since the beginning of her career until the present time, compared to other singers, This is because of her severe accuracy in selecting what she presents as she must feel it first as she says in order to present it in an honest and sensual way to the public, even if it took her a long time as she is not interested in introducing an album each year or two as much as she is concerned in returning with what is new and different.
Major concerts and festivals
During her career, Asala participated in many Arabic and international festivals such as the Jerash Festival, Carthage, Dubai and won many major awards, including best singer in 1994 in Dubai and the award of the first Arab singing for the best song in classical Arabic in Abu Dhabi in 1996 and an award from Emirates Radio in 1999,and the Middle East radio in Egypt for the years 98-99 – 2000.
As well as a referendum conducted by Dar El Bayan- El Osrah magazine for the years 97-98-99-2000 where she was selected as the best singer and won the Best Arab singer according to the referendum of Zahret El Khaleij magazine in 2001 and courtesy of the Department of spiritual affairs in Arab Republic of Egypt, as well as Liberality award in 2000.
Also many of her songs were admired of audiences and won the first position for the years 2001 and 2002 and she also participated in a reception held in the city of Aleppo on the occasion that Syria entered Guinness book of Records in 2003.
Turning to the personal life of our great singer we find that she went through two marriages , the first one was when she was very young from the Syrian businessman Ayman El Zahabi, who was her business manager during the whole period of their marriage and she had a daughter and a son with him whom are Cham and Khaled and the separation occurred between them at the beginning of the year 2006, because of several problems and many differences reached the courts and she announced after their separation her engagement to the director Tareq el Erian.