CAIRO – 21 January 2018: The renowned Egyptian singer Hakim will perform in Dubai at the Dubai Media City Theater on January 26.
Hakim is a renowned “Sha’abi” [folk] singer in Egypt. With the help of Hamid el-Shaari, Hakim released his first album “Nazra” under the Slam Records label in 1992.
His success was immediate and propelled him to fame in Egypt. He released an album in 1994 called “Nar” which represented Egypt at the Festival des Allumées in Nantes in the same year, and obtained a nomination at the Kora Awards in 1997.
The singer collaborated with Narada Michael and Olga Tañon in 2002, James Brown in 2004 and Don Omar in 2007. He is one of the most prominent representatives of Jeel or Gil music, a synthesis of Sha'abi and Western influences.
Hakim performed at the Olympia Theater in Paris on September 23 and was the third Egyptian singer to perform in that prominent theatre after the great late Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez and the legendary Umm Kulthum.
The renowned Egyptian singer Hakim revealed that he will sing a duo song with famous Belgian singer Stromae titled “Ostor Yally Betstor” (Enshroud god) to be presented at the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Hakim previously announced that he had contacted Stromae expressing his wish to cooperate with him. He was surprised when Stromae sent him a message after Hakim’s last concert in Amsterdam, informing him of his desire to sing a duo for the upcoming World Cup.