Tarek Madkour

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Tarek Madkour
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August 7, 2010 at TK Studio Photography by Emad Kassem
Background information
Birth name Tarek Adel Madkour
Also known as Tarek Madkour
Born (1967-05-22) May 22, 1967 (age 50)
Cairo,  Egypt
Genres World
Occupation(s) Music Producer
Instruments Keyboard, Piano
Years active 1984–present
Labels TK Studio
Website tarekmadkour.com

Tarek Adel Madkour (Arabic: طارق عادل مدكور‎‎; born in Cairo, Egypt on May 22, 1967) is an Egyptian producer and musician.

At the age of sixteen, he created his first band with his friends, named "The Hummers", playing different genres including rock and pop in nightclubs and gigs, two years later, he played with the most famous Egyptian band at that time, "Les Petits chats", which brought out many talented musicians like "Hany Shenouda", "Ezzat Abo Ouf" and "Omar Khayrat". Madkour played on keyboard and he was the youngest member of the band.

Fat'hy Salama (the famous Egyptian producer), used to tutor Madkour in the area of music composing and producing. He gave Madkour the chance to work on a song for "Amr Diab" in 1984, entitled "Ya Leila", and then "Eish Hal", this was Amr Diab's first album and it was a hit.

In 1988, he traveled to USA to study more about western music.

Another big step in his life was in 1989 when he produced a song for the Egyptian super star "Mohamed Mounir" in a song written by "Abd Al Rahman Al Abanody" and composed by "Kamal Altaweel". It was a challenge to work with such big names in his early career.

Working with the most famous Arabic super stars like Amr Diab, Mohamed Mounir, Cheb Mami, Nawal Al Zoghbi, Mostafa Amar, Samira Said, Hisham Abbas, Nancy Ajram, and many others, Madkour's music has won several World Music Awards in addition to many local and regional achievements. He has also introduced new talents to the industry like Mohamed Hamaki. His work outside the Middle East includes collaboration with will.i.am and K'naan in World Cup 2010.

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