Hakim to sing at two American fests
Egyptian pop singer Hakim will fly to the US to participate in Brookline Festival and the International Festival for Arts and intellect, according to the daily al Ahram.
During his visit, a professor at Harvard University will prepare a study about Hakim as a sample of the pop music in the Middle East and the Egyptian pop songs in particular.
Meanwhile, Hakim is planning for an artistic tour next year in Venezuela, Colombia and Chili.
Also, his latest song was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards.
Earlier this year, Hakim and Algerian Rai star Cheb Khaled performed a concert at Metropolis, one of the most important theaters in the Canadian City of Montreal.
The Canadian press showed great interest in the Egyptian pop music as well as the Algerian Rai music as it allocated large areas on its pages for dialogues with the Algerian singer Cheb Khaled who resides in France and the Egyptian singer Hakim.
The two singers made a tour in the US including New York where Hakim performed the opening ceremony of Daphos International Economic Conference. Then they headed to Chicago, mid west of the US, then to Detroit, Michigan and then to Los Angeles in California.
The tour of the two Arab singers witnessed warm welcome by the Arab and Egyptian communities in the US -- Albawaba.com