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Renowned Egyptian sound engineer Shahir Nakhla dies

Nakhla cooperated with top Egyptian and Arab artists, including Amr Diab, Mohamed Mounir, and Angham, among others

Ahram Online , Wednesday 7 Apr 2021
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Renowned Egyptian sound engineer Shahir Nakhla died on Wednesday, after decades-long collaboration with many celebrated artists in Egypt and the Arab world.

Nakhla worked with many music superstars, including singers Amr Diab, Mohamed Mounir, Angham, and Rabeh Saqer, among others.

His work spanned across many venues, studio recordings and live events for musicians.

His most recent appearance was in a programme titled 'Deliver Your Sound' series, released by Dream Studio Egypt on their YouTube channel.

In the series, Nakhla revealed he focused on studio recordings until the early 1990s when the sequencers began replacing musicians.

Though Nakhla worked in live events in parallel to studio, he began giving more time to live sound engineering since the beginning of the 1990s.

"Today we lost a beautiful, cheerful, beloved person, one who is passionate about and loyal to his work and his colleagues. Very sad and shocking news," wrote veteran composer Omar Khairat on his Facebook page.

Other artists also expressed their sorrow for his death on social media. 

Nakhla was one of the most important creators and sound engineers in Egypt and the Arab world, singer Marwa Nagy said.

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