Omar Khorshid - Tribute to Oum Koulsoum - 1LP

Omar Khorshid - Tribute to Oum Koulsoum - 1LP

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Omar Khorshid (9-Oct-1945 – 29-May-1981) is an Egyptian musician, composer, accompanist, and actor.

 Born in Cairo, Omar Khorshid was a well-known guitarist who accompanied many Arabic singers, including Farid Al AtrachOum Koulsoum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, and Abdel Halim Hafez.

From 1973 to 1977, Khorshid moved to Lebanon and began recording albums under his own name, working with sound engineer Nabil Moumtaz at Polysound Studios in Beirut.  

Khorshid's musicality in orchestra performances, original songs, and film scores was considered revolutionary at the time in the Middle East. His extensive theoretical knowledge, fusion of Western sounds with Eastern sounds, and incorporation of different, more modern instruments (e.g. the electric guitar, electric keyboard, and synthesizer) in Arabic music was previously unheard of.

 Khorshid's unique style sparked inspiration from many aspiring musicians not only in the Middle East, but in Europe and the Americas as well. His mixing of "modern" instruments with older Arabic tunes spawned a new, more modern sound of Arabic music that many use for belly-dancing today.

Guitar by: Omar Khorshid

Recorded at Polysound Studios Beirut 

Sound Engineer: Nabil Moumtaz

Photography:  Kassem Aabbas

Analogue Audio Restoration and Remastering by Marwan K6 

Cover Photo – Archive Voix De L’Orient

℗ & © 1975


Side 1



Alf Layla

Baligh Hamdi

Hazihi Laylati

Mohammed Abdel Wahab


Mohammed Abdel Wahab

Side 2



W Marrat El Ayam

Mohammed Abdel Wahab

Amal Hayati

Mohammed Abdel Wahab

Men Ajel Aaynayk

Riad Al Sounbati

Anta Oumri

Mohammed Abdel Wahab