Hany Shaker - Egypt Today.
CAIRO - 14 December 2018: The veteran Egyptian singer Hany Shaker will perform on Monday, December 21 at one of the boats at Corniche El Zamalek.
Shaker was born in Cairo in 1952. He started his musical career at a very young age as part of the choir with Abdel Halim Hafez for the song “Sora” (Photo).
Later, Shaker performed the role of young Sayed Darwish in the movie “Sayed Darwish”.
He studied music at the Cairo Conservatoire. In 1972, while he was a second-year student, he released his first breakthrough hit, “Heloua Ya Donia” (It’s a Wonderful Life).
Shaker had much support from the musical legends at that time, including Umm Kulthum, Mohamed Abdel Wahab and Abdel Halim Hafez, as they believed in his talent.
Shaker's musical repertoire includes more than 461 songs, such as “Ghalta” (Mistake), “El Helm El Gameel” (The Beautiful Dream), “Tekhsary” (You Will Lose).
Shaker is the current head of the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate.
Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem honored Shaker at the opening ceremony of Salah el-Din International Citadel Festival for Music and Singing in its 27th round on Aug. 2 at the Mahka Theatre at the citadel.