Omar Khairat- Photo courtesy of Cairo Opera House's Facebook page
CAIRO – 28 January 2018: The great Egyptian musician Omar Khairat will perform at the Cairo Opera House on January 28 as part of Nahdet El Mansouria Charity Gala Concert.
The composer and pianist was born in Alexandria and raised in a family of musicians. He began his career in 1959 as a pianist.
Khairat was a member of the Egyptian band Les Petits Chats, founded in 1967.They used to sing 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 by 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.
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.