Medhat Saleh, Riham Abdel Hakim and Hany Shaker - a photo complied by Egypt Today. Medhat Saleh, Riham Abdel Hakim and Hany Shaker - a photo complied by Egypt Today.

Cairo Opera House to celebrate Valentine's Day

Fri, Feb. 1, 2019
CAIRO - 1 February 2019: The Cairo Opera House will celebrate “Valentine’s Day as it is occasion which spreads and encourages emotions and noble feelings.

The Valentine celebration will include three consecutive mega concerts.

The first will be performed by renowned Egyptian singer Medhat Saleh on February 12, the second will be on February 13, by Egyptian singer Riham Abdel Hakim and the last will be on February 14, by heartthrob singer Hany Shaker.

Shaker was born in Cairo in 1952. He started his musical career at a very young age in Abdel Halim Hafez choral in the song “Sora” (Photo).

Later, Shaker performed the role of young Sayed Darwish in the movie “Sayed Darwish”.

He studied music in the Cairo Conservatoire. In 1972, while he was a student in the second year, 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, such as 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” (A mistake), “El Helm El Gameel” (The beautiful dream), “ Tekhsary” ( You will lose), among others. Shaker is the current head of the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate.

Saleh was born in Cairo in 1960 in Shobra district. He started his musical career directly after he was graduated from Cairo University.

He released his first song, entitled “Akeed” (Sure) in the 1980s. He performed his song named “Ya Greed el Nakhl el Aly” (O high palm leaves) in front of ex Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak in mid 1980s, where the song achieved a booming success, placing Saleh among the top singers at that time.

Throughout his career that extended for more than 30 years, Saleh was famous for performing the songs of the most successful movies such as "Habiby Ya Ashek" in “Short w Fanla w Cap” (Shorts, a T shirt and a Hat) movie, "El Nour Makano Fel Keloob" ( Light is in the hearts) from “Amir el Zalam” ( The Prince of Darkeness) movie, “La Hatakhod Eih” ( What Will You Take?) from the movie "Mafia", among others.
 
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