Zakariyya Ahmad (Arabic: ?; born 1896 in Faiyum, Egypt –1961; ) was an Egyptian musician and composer. He sang mainly religious songs as a member of several groups from 1919 to 1929, but later expanded his repertory into popular music.
He composed many pieces in a traditional Egyptian folk style. His works include solo pieces and film scores, and in 1931 he began composing sentimental and patriotic songs for Umm Kulthum, beginning in 1931. He also began writing operettas in 1924, eventually producing a total of 56 operettas and 1,070 songs.
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