Art Alert: Hany Shaker to celebrate Valentine's Day with concert and duets

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Feb 2020

Shaker is releasing a duet with Reham Abdel-Hakim titled 'Da Agmal Eid' this week amid Valentine's Day celebrations

Hany Shaker

Egyptian star Hany Shaker will celebrate Valentine's Day with his fans at the Cairo Opera House in a concert where he will perform some of his older hits alongside some of his latest releases.

The 67-year-old star, who has headed the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate since 2015, will be releasing this week a duet with Reham Abdel-Hakim called 'Da Agmal Eid' in celebration of the day of love, with lyrics by Ahmed Sheta, composed by Waled Mounir and arranged by Osama Kamal.

With the same arranger, Shaker also recorded a duet with Lebanese Walid Toufic in February entitled 'Keif Betensa' with lyrics by Lebanese Nadine Asaad and composition by Tawfik.

Shaker, who was honoured in Saudi Arabia last October as part of the ongoing Riyadh Season, will perform some of his best known songs that audiences have come to love from Shaker's career, which has spanned more than 45 years, including Ally El-Dehkaya, Lessa Betesaly, and Yaritak Maaya.

Shaker will be accompanied by an orchestra conducted by professor Mohamed El-Mougy, where he leads vocalists Kinzy Turki, Yasser Soliman and Rehab Motawe.

Shaker started his singing career at a time when some of Egypt’s musical legends were at their peak, including Umm Kolthoum, Farid El-Atrash, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, and most notably Abdel-Halim Hafez, who greatly influenced Shaker’s musical approach.

The singer 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, where he played the legendary musician during his younger years.

The Cairo Opera House is also hosting Egyptian star Angham for the love season, two days before Shaker, who is performing on the same day when Khaled Selim will be singing in Alexandria.

Friday 14 February 2020 at 8PM
Cairo opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek

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