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Omar Khorshid

Amr M. Kamel's blog - Tue, 04/09/2007 - 6:56pm
May be a lot of you don't know who is Omar Khorshid, which IMHO is a shame. We all listen to Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Jeff Beck ...etc, and always fascinate about how cool will it be if we have/had a great guitarist here in Egypt.. But surprisingly there was and this person name is Omar Khorshid.

Omar Khorshid is a star of the cinema and leading guitarist of the Orient, Omar Khorshid has also composed the music for thirteen films, and in 1971 won the Premier Prize at the Film Festival of Tachkand for his music for the film "Abnati El Aziza" .
He is renowned as one of the greatest guitarist of the Arab world and has accompanied all it's leading singers like Oum Kalthoum, Abd El-Halim Hafez, Abd El-Wahab, Farid El-Atrash .. and many many famous singers.



I hope to see more Khorshids here in Egypt :), and I have many songs for Omar in digital format if you want some contact me "also if you have some that will be great we can exchange them".