Fathy Salama's Sharkiat to perform Cinema Electronica 2 concert

Eslam Omar , Sunday 18 Sep 2022

Egyptian acclaimed composer Fathy Salama and his band Sharkiat will give a concert titled “Cinema Electronica 2,” on Friday 23 September at the Cairo Opera House.

Fathy Salama


“We will be playing some new compositions I recently-written for this concert specifically, including a piece I named ‘Zanfool.’ This concert will be different in terms of its original electronic approach,” the Grammy Award winner revealed to Ahram Online on Sunday.

Cinema Electronica 2 will feature new oriental jazz electronic arrangements of Salama’s compositions for film soundtracks, like Omar Sharif’s El-Mosafer from director Ahmed Maher and Mahmoud Hemida’s Gannet Al-Shayaten from Oussama Fawzi.

“This is the second concert for this project [as the first was in October 2021]. The concert's sound will include using material from the films’ dialogues aimed to put the audience in a certain mood,” Salama added.

Salama will also explore new colors for some of his memorised pieces like Fire Dance, Fathy’s Mood and Sultany, as well as an instrumental version of Raseeny.

The composition of Sharkiat will feature veteran musicians including percussionist Ayman Sedky, table player Ramadan Mansour, bassist Andre Segone, accordionist Wael El-Sayed and guitarist Raed El-Khazeg.

Dubbed “The Godfather” for many first-row underground bands and musicians, Salama – who played a vital role in shaping mainstream pop in the 1970s and 1980s – has toured the world, winning multiple awards and collaborating with numerous international musicians since he formed Sharkiat in the 1980s.

Sunday 23 September at 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Small Hall

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