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Series I: Lebanese Music - Sami Hawat

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Lebanon Benelux Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 24 Sep 19:00 - 23:00

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This is unique visit to see Sami Hawat in Brussels. Those who enjoy the sound of the OUD and Arabic Music should take the opportunity to enjoy the work of this artist.

I will publish detailed information about the event and meeting points in due course.

Sami Hawat is a Lebanese artist. He was born in Jbeil, in Protected content . He is a musician and singer. He is considered as a pioneer of the political song in the Arab world and a strong advocate of committed art.
He studied solfege at the Higher Institute of Music in Lebanon. Then, he specialized in composition and singing. He mainly composed songs for children. He started his professional artistic career in Protected content . Indeed, he started with his friend Ziad Rahbani and they collaborated together until Protected content . That year Sami decided to go solo and he formed his own group ‘Al Majmouaa’.

Sami is known for his political commitment. He sings about social class differences, poverty, religious extremism, forbidden love, and everyday problems. He sings the lyrics of well-known poets as was the case for ‘AL Amel’ and ‘Ahl Al Maghna’ written by Bayram Ettounssi, ‘Beirut Al Kobra’ written by Abidou Bacha, and ‘Lara’ written by Ghassen Matr.
Sami has also an acting experience as he performed in the plays: ‘Nozl Assourour’, ‘ Benesba Lbokra Shou’, ‘ Film Ameriki Tawil’, and ‘Shey Feshel’.

Throughout his career, Sami released several compositions and albums such as the two compositions he collaborated on with Ziad Rahbani ‘Houdou Nesbi’ and ‘Bha Achakel’ as well as the album ‘Ana Moch Kafer’ again with Ziad Rahbani. He released the albums ‘Kollou Tamam’ and ‘ Abwab Al Frah’ with Makhoul Kasouf. His solo albums include: ‘Araay Al A’am’, ‘Ana Assaha’, and ‘Nahnou Al Atfal’.

During his career, Sami was awarded several times. He has also been invited to tour many cities around the world.

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