When Maraka revealed in a Facebook post that he would be giving a concert in Cairo on 14 July, thousands of his fans immediately responded with excitement.
This is not the first appearance of the Jordanian singer in Egypt. He has previously performed at the Zamalek Theatre; El Sawy Culturewheel; the American University in Cairo; and also in Alexandria.
Born and based in Tunisia, Maraka is a Jordanian song writer, singer and producer with Palestinian origins.
His journey in music began when he started playing piano and was later awarded a scholarship to pursue his education in the US where he got his bachelor’s degree in music composition from the University of Arkansas.
While studying, Maraka released a number of songs with one of his first hits being Bent El Nas, which was included in his self-titled debut album (2008).
This opened doors to a thriving career with Maraka popularising his personal style that he calls Razz, representing a fusion of Arabic rock and jazz performed in the Jordanian dialect.
Maraka has a particularly huge fan base in Jordan where he performs frequently.
He has also performed across the Arab region to large audiences.
Thursday 14 July, 7pm
Doors open at 5.30pm.
El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Tickets price EGP 250. Tickets can be purchased at El Sawy Culturewheel's website