CAIRO – 12 February 2019: Egypt Today presents a guide to Valentine’s Day concerts.
Egyptian star Mohamed Hamaki and famed Lebanese singer Maya Diab will be performing a concert on February 14 in one of Fifth Settlement's five-star hotels.
FILE - Mohamed Hamaki
Also, renowned Lebanese singer Carole Samaha will perform a massive concert in Luxor on February 15, while Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji will perform a concert in one of Fifth Settlement's theatres on the same day.
It is worth mentioning that acclaimed French pianist Richard Clayderman will perform in Egypt on February 15.
The Cairo Opera House will celebrate Valentine’s Day with three consecutive mega concerts.
The first will be performed by renowned Egyptian singer Medhat Saleh on February 12, the second will be performed by Egyptian singer Riham Abdel Hakim on February 13 and the last will be performed by heartthrob singer Hany Shaker on February 14.
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, “Akeed” (Sure), in the 1980s. He performed his song “Ya Greed el Nakhl el Aly” (O high palm leaves) in front of ex-Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak in the mid-1980s, where the song achieved 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.
Furthermore, Egyptian Mega star Mohamed Mounir will perform a massive concert at Global Village in Dubai on February 15, where he will sing songs from his latest album “Watan” (Homeland) released in December 2018. Mounir's fans have been eagerly waiting for his album since the last single he released in 2017.