Iconic Egyptian singer, Hany Shaker will perform live in Lebanon on Sunday, July 17.
He is set to present several of his popular and latest songs.
This will be his first concert since his resignation from his post as Head of the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate.
Last month, the acclaimed singer declared his decision and stated that he will not backtrack from it.
This comes after an altercation took place between Said Al-Artest, chief percussionist, and the Syndicate board, at its press conference after he objected to granting the Syndicate membership to Hassan Shakoush.
In September 2021, Shakoush has appealed to Shaker to reduce the penalty imposed on him after exchanging insults with singer Reda al-Bahrawy.
The quarrel began at a North Coast concert when Shakoush asked members of Bahrawy’s band to leave the stage so he could begin performing. Not all of them obliged.
The fight continued later on social media, with both hurling insults at each other, which led to their punishment.
The dispute was widely circulated on social media and prompted an investigation.
Shaker and the board unanimously decided to withdraw the singing license from Shakoush permanently without a specified period, in addition to suspending Bahrawy for two months.
Shaker, also known as the Prince of the Arabic song, is an Egyptian singer and composer. The superstar has a repertoire consisting of more than 461 songs and 29 albums.
The acclaimed singer made his music debut when he performed “Sora” with Abd El Halim Hafez Choral Group, then he starred in the film “Sayed Darwish” as the young Sayed Darwish.
He began his career at a very early age – learning the piano as a child when his mother took on the role of his agent.
Shaker started to study music at the prestigious Cairo Conservatoire in the early 1970s, after graduating from high school.
In 1972, he made his breakthrough while he was in the second year of college with the song “Heloua ya Dounia” (It’s a Wonderful Life), written by Mohammed El Mougi.
The track showcased his talent, at that time when the biggest legends remained at their peak.