Hakim (Egyptian singer)

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Birth name Abdel Hakim Abdel Samad Kamel
Born (1962-10-07) October 7, 1962 (age 54)
Cairo, Egypt
Origin Al Minya, Egypt
Genres Folk, shaabi, Middle Eastern, belly dance,
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Years active 1992–present

Abdel Hakim Abdel Samad Kamel (Egyptian 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 Arabic speaking country to perform at a Nobel Peace Prize event.[1]


Hakim was born in Maghagha, a small town in El 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 Mawwāls, the vocal improvisations which begin a traditional Sha'bi song.[2]

Musical styles[edit]


  • 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" (with 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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