Hakim (Egyptian singer)

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Birth name Abdel Hakim Abdel Samad Kamel
Born (1962-10-07) October 7, 1962 (age 53)
Cairo, Egypt
Origin Al Minya, Egypt
Genres Folk, Sha'abi, Middle Eastern, Belly Dance, Jeel
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor
Years active 1992-present

Abdel Hakim Abdel Samad Kamel (Arabic: عبد الحكيم عبد الصمد كامل‎) (born October 7, 1962) is an Egyptian folk-singer. In addition to the number of albums he has put out, on December 11, 2006 he was the first person from an Arab country to perform at a Nobel Peace Prize event.[1]


Hakim was born in Maghagha, a small town in Al Minya, Egypt. Hakim grew up with the sound of working-class tradition of Sha'abi; the root of southern Egyptian. He became influenced by the great Sha'bi singer Ahmed Adaweyah and began practicing Mawals, the vocal improvisations which begin a traditional Sha'bi song.[2]

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Albums list.

  • Nazra (1992)
  • Nar (1994)
  • Efred (1997)
  • Hayel (1998)
  • Yaho (2000)
  • The Lion Roars - Hakim Live In America (2000)
  • Talakik (2002)
  • Taminy Alek (2004)
  • El Youm Dol (2004)
  • Kolo Yoross (2005)
  • Lela (2006)
  • Tigy Tigy feat don omar (2007)
  • Ya Mazago (2011)


  1. ^ "Hakim prepares for the Noble Peace prize". Al Bawaba. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  2. ^ Miller, Claire (2006-11-14). "Hakim synthesizes Eastern street-pop with Western techno". Yakima Herald-Republic. 

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