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Dr. Samy Farag

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http://www.sphinxrecords.com/founder.htm

Dr. Samy Farag is an award-winning composer, greatly admired internationally for creating exceptionally rich, traditional and avant-garde, Middle Eastern musical compositions. The most notable being “Jewel Of The Desert,” which is featured in the movie “The Scorpion King” produced by Universal Pictures.

A native of Egypt living in Los Angeles, California, he is an immensely respected physician and founder of the Samy Farag MD Arthritis Clinic at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. A dedicated scholar who’s many passions has brought him many loyal friends and a great deal of success in the arts and business. He has a strong flexible mind, one that is moved deeply by the logic, mystery and sensuality of music.

In 1984, Dr. Farag started Sphinx Records, Inc., in Hollywood, California, specializing in audio and video production of Middle Eastern music for singers, performing and visual artists. His reservoir of timeless musical compositions includes: traditional Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Belly Dance, World, and Modern dance music. He continues to be a leader in contemporary Egyptian dance music and inspires performing and visual artists around the world. Dr. Farag supports and encourages artistic excellence, the preservation of all cultural heritages, and access to the arts for all.

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