Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 03:24 GMT
File: Omar Khairat.
CAIRO - 4 April 2021: Veteran Egyptian musician Omar Khairat will perform at Abdeen Palace on May 2.
Khairat will present a selection from his most famous musical compositions, which he presented over the course of his extended artistic career.
Khairat performed at Al Manara Theater on April 9.
Khairat performed at Cairo Opera House on February 9.
The veteran Egyptian musician performed two consecutive concerts on December 15,16, 2020.
Khairat performed as well two concerts at Cairo Opera House on November 23, 24, 2020.
Khairat performed at Cairo Opera House two consecutive concerts on September 10, 11,2020 after months of hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Khairat performed at 2021 World Men's Handball Championship draw which will was held on September 5,2020.
Egypt hosted the tournament for the second time in the history in January across four venues in Cairo, 6th of October and Borg El Arab.
The Egyptian Ministry of Culture’s YouTube channel presented parts from the renowned Egyptian musician previous concerts on April 17, 2020.
Khairat performed live online concert on March 26, 2020, that achieved huge success amassing around one million views.
Khairat performed at Alula city in Saudi Arabia as part of Winter at Tantora Festival on December 27, 2019.
Winter at Tantora offers a number of diverse concerts to match every interest. The festival runs each weekend from December 19, 2019 until March 7, 2020.
He also participated in the Arab Music Festival by performing at Cairo Opera House on November 9, 2019.
Additionally, Khairat performed at the closing ceremony of the Citadel Music Festival on September 1, 2019.
The Citadel Music Festival kicked off on August 18, 2019 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Cairo Opera House.
Khairat was a member of the Egyptian band Les Petits Chats, founded in 1967. They presented Italian, French, and English songs. The band was immensely popular in the late 1960s and the early 1970s.
Khairat is influenced by different genres of music such as Arabic, European classical, Egyptian, African, Jazz, Pop, and Blues. He won the Best Musician Award in 1989 from the Egyptian Society for Cinema.
Khairat is a composer that can blend the style of international symphonies with Egyptian music masterfully. He has composed many successful music pieces such as “Dameer Abla Hikmat” (Abla Hikmat’s Conscience), “Wagh el-Kamar” (The Moon's Face) and “Leilet el-Kabd ala Fatma” (The Night Fatma was Arrested), among others.
Khairat performed an unforgettable concert at Al-Ula Saudi city, where he dazzled the attendees with his music as part of the Winter Tantoura Festival on January 11.
It is worth mentioning that Khairat performed his first concert in London at the Concert hall in St. John’s Smith Square on December 1, 2017. This concert aimed to collect donations for charity and raise public awareness about street kids and orphans in Egypt.
The Egyptian virtuoso musician also performed a dazzling concert at the Mariinsky Theatre in the cultural city of Saint Petersburg on June 18, 2018, in celebration of the Egyptian national football team’s participation in the World Cup after 28 years of absence.
The concert was also organized to boost tourism and spread awareness about Egyptian culture.
Omar Khairat composed the soundtrack of “El-Mamar” (The Passage), which illustrates one of the most heroic battles ever fought by Egyptian soldiers. The movie was released in Eid el-Fitr.
Khairat's concerts held in Cairo Opera Houses often witness extensive turnout from fans.
His music is a kind of fine art that has succeeded in achieving a huge fanbase.
His concerts have become a phenomenon that attracts attention from fans and followers of fine arts and all his concerts are fully booked.
One of his most notable innovations during the past period was the soundtrack for the movie "El-Mammar" [The Passage] starring Ahmed Ezz and directed by Sherif Arafa, which achieved unprecedented success in Egypt and the Arab World.