Linda George
Linda George is an ethnic Assyrian
Assyrian people
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 singer who resides in the United States Of America. The vast majority of her songs are sung in her native Assyrian
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic is a Neo-Aramaic dialect, spoken by an estimated 220,000 people , formerly in the area between Lake Urmia, north-western Iran, and Siirt, south-eastern Turkey, but now more widely throughout the...

 language. George is widely known by the Assyrian community in countries in the USA, Europe
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, Canada
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, Australia
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, New Zealand
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, Syria
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, Iran
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, Lebanon
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, Jordan
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, Turkey
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, Armenia
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, Russia
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, Georgia
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 and her homeland Iraq
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Early career - 1980's

George's career started in the Assyrian community in Chicago discovered of Assyrian singer Sargon Gabriel
Sargon Gabriel
Sargon Gabriel is a famous Assyrian musician born in Baghdad, Iraq.Sargon Gabriel began singing as a teenager and made his first appearance on live television at the age of 17 in Baghdad, Iraq...

. Sargon featured Linda on his track "Dalaleh". The track became a popular record in the Assyrian community and helped land George her own album. George's first album, Hal Eiman, was released in 1983 and was instantly a success. Linda soon became popular and recognizable with the help of songs such as the title track "Hal Eman", "La Khaswit M'Barokh", "Nishra D'Atour and "Marqidly".

It was not until her third album Neqmeh Min Garbiat Atree that George had major success. The album, released in 1986, featured some of George's most popular songs. Songs such as "Asheeta", "Taleeboota", "Mokhibbie Kheesheleh" and "Ktowa Khashana".

Breakthrough - 1990's

With her next three albums, Alahata D'khooba, Shooprah o Khaila, Wardeh Bil Drananet Khooba and Kooma Khwara, George continued her success into the early 1990s
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. She became the first Assyrian singer to use contemporary beats and music with traditional Assyrian singing. This was showcased on songs such as the party song "Kooma Khwara" where she also provided a remix version. George was the first Assyrian singer to sing in a different language on her albums. On one of the tracks featured on the album Wardeh bil Drananet Khooba, Linda sings in French
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. She also sings in English
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 on one of the tracks on the album " Alahta D'Khooba Shoopra O'Khaila"

After dabbling with different beats and contemporary mixes on her three previous albums, George changed the way of Assyrian Music on her seventh Album, "Khamra Teeka
Khamra Teeka
Khamra Teeka is an album by Assyrian singer Linda George released in 1993.The album was a huge success for the singer and marked a point in her career where she transitioned from traditional folk Assyrian Music, to more contemporary, Western music. Though the album still included traditional...

" released in 1993. The album, featuring the song "Matlab D'Libba" , featured a first for Assyrian Music. The song featured a rap
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 segment sung in part English, part Assyrian written & performed by Walid Ishak aka M.C. Roc the rapper of Groovetek .

The song, dubbed the "Chapeh Chapeh Song" became successful. Other tracks on the album such as "Khamra Teeka", the title track, showed the direction that George's music was heading. The albums' other standout track however was the heart-wrenching song "Barwar". The song was released after the Gulf War
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 and after the region of Barwar
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 in Northern Iraq was bombed and left in shambles. The song tells the story of the devastation of the war
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 but leaves listeners with a glimpse of hope and strength.

In the Mid to late 1990s, George released two albums. Her last studio album of the decade was 1995's "Khoot Goolpane't Malakha". The album contained a little bit of everything that Linda's previous albums featured, such as traditional music
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, upbeat contemporary beats, ballad
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s and dance hits. In 1999, Linda released "Colours of my Country", a live album of traditional folk hits performed live in Media TV based in Bruxell, Belgium.


After a year she was sponsored by Froggie record in Australia to release her first album in English, the soon after the record company was legally vanished, Linda was only able to release 3 singles and return to the stated then for the Assyrian New year
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 celebration on April 2001 she made her historical tour to North of Iraq, where she was welcomed by over 20,000 Assyrian fans.

In 2003, LG influenced by her last trip to North of Iraq she named her new release of "Silence of a Valley". The album featured new music from Linda as well as new music videos. she also reunited with Walid Ishak aka M.C. Roc for a new song called omtho hich lemaytho .Music from the album was used for the Assyrian feature length film "Cost of Happiness", released by Strategic Entertainment. With the release of the new album also came George's website.

In 2005, after Saddam Hussein
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 was de-throned as the leader of Iraq, Linda released "I am Free", a CD sung in Arabic with 4 songs. The lead single, "Ana Hurra" was released world wide as an anthem
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 for the newly liberated Iraq. The songs' video was shot by Strategic Entertainment. The second single off the album, "Hulla Hulla" was subsequently released and a video was shot and premiered on Middle Eastern television stations.

More hits such "Parkhaneeta", " Doushi", "Tlaneeta D'Timmal", from the album titled "Doushi", was released in 2007.


After being in demand and trvelling 2 million air miles by 2010. and being the most photographed woman in the Assyrian history. LG worked hard on her latest album titled " Mokhneeten Minokh" recording the album musically in Sweden
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 and recording the vocals, final mixing, and mastering in the U.S. As she toured to Australia for the 22nd time Easter Tour of 2010, she was able to finised video taping one of her hit on this album, "Madeleey".... 2 more hits on this album was released as video clips, currently working on " Dakhit Msaya" in the U.S and "Mokhneeten Minokh" in Sweden.


  • 1983 - Hal Eiman
  • 1984 - Kursia D'Malkoota
  • 1986 - Neqmeh Min Garbiat Atree
  • 1988 - Warda b'il Drananeh d'Khooba
  • 1988 - Kinara D'Rookha
  • 1989 - Alaha't Khooba, Shoopra O Khaila
  • 1991 - Kooma O'Khwara
  • 1993 - Khamra Teeka
    Khamra Teeka
    Khamra Teeka is an album by Assyrian singer Linda George released in 1993.The album was a huge success for the singer and marked a point in her career where she transitioned from traditional folk Assyrian Music, to more contemporary, Western music. Though the album still included traditional...

  • 1994 - Peace On Earth (Christmas Album)
  • 1995 - Khoot Goolpane't Malakha
  • 1999 - Colors of my Country
  • 2001 - No Quarter (English Single)
  • 2003 - Silence Of A Valley
  • 2005 - I am Free (Arabic Single)
  • 2007 - Doushi
  • 2010 - Mokhneeten Minokh
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