Abdel Hakim Abdel Samad Kamel
October 7, 1962 (age 53)
Origin Al Minya, Egypt
Genres Folk, Sha’abi, Middle Eastern,Belly Dance, Jeel
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.
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 singerAhmed Adaweyah and began practicing Mawals, the vocal improvisations which begin a traditional Sha’bi song.
The Lion Roars – Hakim Live In America (2000)
Taminy Alek (2004)
El Youm Dol (2004)
Kolo Yoross (2005)
Tigy Tigy (2007)
Ya Mazago (2011)