Hisham Kharma to perform at Cairo Jazz Festival opening



Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 10:30 GMT


Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 10:30 GMT

Hisham Kharma - Egypt Today.

Hisham Kharma - Egypt Today.

CAIRO – 21 September 2018: Egyptian musician Hisham Kharma will play a live concert at the Cairo Jazz Festival opening ceremony on Thursday, October 11 at the American University in Cairo.

Kharma is considered an icon among electronic music artists in Egypt. His first album “Al-Yaqeen” (Faith) achieved widespread success last year. “Sahla we Basits” (Simple and Easy), “Shouf be Albak” (See with your Heart) and “Fel Malakout” (In the Kingdom) are among his most famous hits. “Kharma” is about to release his second album after releasing his latest joint single, “Youmeen” (Two days) with Hany Adel.

Cairo Jazz Festival presents 20 different concerts from 14 different countries. Among the most prominent Arab representations are the Syrian Lynn Adib, Nouran Abu Taleb, Hawidro band and Baghdadi Big Band.

The festival also includes European Jazz stars like the Portuguese Rita Maria, the Austrian David Helbock and the Czech Dan Bárta, in addition to the Hungarian star Ester Fakaza, the acclaimed Jerome Klein from Luxemburg and Aki Rissanen from Finland.

Amro Salah, the festival head, stated that the Cairo Jazz Festival aims to present an international musical and cultural event that contributes to enhancing tourism in Egypt by hosting international stars.

Kharma was born in Cairo but lived most of his life in Miami, Dubai and Hamburg which is heavily influenced by the eclectic cultural mix. His music is a combination of electronic, ethnic, lounge and funk sounds.

Kharma’s melodies cross all cultural barriers transferring the listener to different worlds. His first official release by Virgin Megastore and Hybrid Records was “First Voyage”.

Kharma’s second album was produced by Sony Music in the “Arabesque” series along with the Grammy award winner Yanni and Cat Atilla.

His third and last album was released in 2016 entitled “Al Yaqeen.”



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