Singer Warda Al-Jazairia Gets A Google Doodle

    July 22, 2013
    Chris Crum

In countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Google is showing a doodle celebrating what would have been the 74th birthday of Algerian-Lebanese singer Warda Al-Jazairia today. She was commonly known as simply “Warda”.

The singer was actually born in France in 1939, and died last year in Cairo after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 72. She was given a state funeral in Algeria.

Warda was known for singing patriotic Algerian songs. Google’s Knowledge Graph has a listing of some of her work:

Warda Knowledge Graph

If you’re unfamiliar with Warda, here’s a good place to start: