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Mawazine 2018: Kadim Al Sahir Again Amazes the Nahda Crowd

Mawazine 2018: Kadim Al Sahir Again Amazes the Nahda Crowd
Photo Credit Wahid Tajani

Rabat – Kadim Al Sahir has once again worked his magic during the opening of the 2018 Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World, Friday, June 23, at the oriental stage of Nahda. The not-to-be-missed artist has resurrected the most beautiful poems of Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani in front of an amazed crowd.

The Iraqi artist, who has become a regular at this major artistic and cultural event, has drawn from his rich repertoire to gratify the crowd of an unforgettable show with hits such as “Wa Nasito Dai,” “Inni Khayartoki Fakhtari,” “Madrasat al Hob,” “Akrahoha,” or “Zidini Ichkan.”

The artist transported the audience to the world of pure love and disinterest, but also generosity, giving fans the opportunity to make requests for him to interpret a particular song.

Kadim is considered a master of Arabic song and one of the most praised artists in the Arab world, making his concert an event not to miss. The artist is known for his rich discography, ranging from romantic ballads to extremely political work.

Photo Credit: Walid Tajani

The Iraqi artist is making his fifth appearance at Mawazine after remarkable performances in 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2016.

The 60-year-old icon has marked the spirits with his majestic presence and haunting mastery of the smallest details and subtleties of Arabic music and song. He has once again proved his greatness by delivering an incredible show which will remain engraved forever in the festival-goers’ memory.

Kadim gave a special gift to his Moroccan fans. He performed an unpublished song called “Henniya Henniya” written and composed by Kadim himself. The public was also shown songs from his latest album, including “Koni Imraatan Khatira,” “Ween Akoune,” and “My Bayna Hobbin wa Hobbi.”

Photo Credit: Walid Tajani

Kadim Al Sahir started her artistic career in 1989. He rose to fame in 1995 with the song “Ha Habibi,” which was awarded the prize of the best Arabic song at the first edition of the Cairo Festival of Arabic Song. He has since received several international awards and prizes, including the Unicef Prize for his song “Dalaâ.”

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