BIAF to honor Hakim, Angham



Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 12:37 GMT


Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 12:37 GMT

The 9th edition of BIAF - BIAF Official Facebook Page.

The 9th edition of BIAF - BIAF Official Facebook Page.

CAIRO – 29 June – 2018: The 9th edition of Beirut International Awards Festival ( BIAF) will honor the Egyptian stars Hakim and Angham on June 29.

The BIAF that will be held under the auspices of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri honors every year figures from different fields such as art, politics, culture, music, finance and humanitarian services.

The festival introduces unique personalities and figures that left a special or unique mark in the world. The first edition of the BIAF was launched in 2010.

The festival always takes place in the Yacht Club Hotel Zaitunay Bay, Beirut.
On the day of the event, Hariri holds a reception for all BIAF honorees and committee members.

Last year the festival honored Waheed Hamed, the Egyptian author and renowned script writer, among the honorees.

hakim biaf

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, 2017 and was the third Egyptian singer to perform on that prominent theatre after the great late Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez and the legendary Umm Kulthum.

angham biaf

Angham is a popular Egyptian singer who started her artistic career in 1987. She presented a group of sucessful songs such as "Etegah Wahed" (One direction), "Toul ma enta be'ed" (as long as you are far), "Akteblak Ta3ahod" (I sign to you a pledge), "Mahzoma" (Defeated), among other popular songs.

Angham was the best-selling female pop artist in 2003. She is famous for her wide vocal range and romantic style. Angham performed recently along with the veteran Saudi singer Mohamed Abdou in a concert in Bahrain on January 25.



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