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Art Alert: Egyptian veteran singer Hany Shaker to perform at Cairo Opera House

The concert was rescheduled in the wake of complications to the popular singer’s health earlier this month

Ahram Online , Sunday 25 Jul 2021
Hany Shaker

Egyptian veteran singer Hany Shaker is gearing up for a concert at the Cairo Opera House's Fountain Theatre on Sunday 1 August, accompanied by conductor Mostafa Helmy's orchestra.

Shaker, 68, who has been heading the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate since 2015, will perform some of his best-known songs that audiences have come to love throughout his five-decade career, including ‘Ally Al-Dehkaya’, ‘Lessa Betesaly’, ‘Yaritak Maaya’, and his latest single ‘Law Samahto’, which released in June.

Shaker started his singing career at a time when some of Egypt’s musical legends were at their peak, including Um Kalthoum, 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’, which was directed by Ahmed Badrakhan, playing the legendary musician during his younger years.

The concert was rescheduled from 8 July in the wake of complications to the popular singer’s health.

The same open-air arena, established last year to avoid the spread of COVID-19, will also be hosting concerts for Ali El-Haggar (29 July), Hisham Kharma (2 August), Mohamed Mohsen (5 August), and other events.

Sunday 1 August, 8pm
Fountain Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek

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