Head of the Musicians Syndicate Hani Shaker honored during the Entertainment Industry Forum Joy Forum19 in Saudi Arabia
Egyptian star Hany Shaker, who was honoured in Saudi Arabia Sunday, has released a new single Tuesday entitled 'Beina'.
The standard Egyptian pop love song, out through various music platforms, is written by Ahmed Qattout, composed by Ahmed Zain and arranged by Tome. Shaker has also released a patriotic song on 20 September.
Shaker, who heads the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate since 2015, will perform on 25 October at a hotel in Cairo before he heads to the United States for a concert in Las Vegas mid-November.
As part of the ongoing Riyadh Season, Shaker was one of many Egyptian, Arab and International artists honoured during the Entertainment Industry Forum Joy Forum19.
The 66-year-old singer will perform some of his best known songs audiences have come to love throughout Shaker's career spanning more than 45 years, including Ally El-Dehkaya, Lessa Betesaly, Yaritak Maaya.
Shaker started his singing career at a time when some of Egypt’s musical legends were at their peak, including Um Kolthoum, Farid El-Atrash, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, and most notably Abdel-Halim Hafez, who greatly influenced Shaker’s musical approach.
He has collaborated with iconic composers like Yehia El-Mougi, Baligh Hamdi, Ammar El-Sherei and Mounir Mourad, and has appeared in a few movies including 1966's Sayed Darwish, directed by Ahmed Badrakhan, playing the legendary musician during his younger years.