Loading player…

Star of the cinema and leading guitarist of the Orient, Omar Khorshid (Arabic: ‏عمر خورشيد‎) (* 1945 in Kairo; † 29. May 1981) has also composed the music for thirteen films and in 1971 won the Premier Prix at the Film Festival of Tachkand for his music for the film "Tbnati El Aziza" .
He is renowned as one of the greatest guitarists of the Arab world and has accompanied its leading singers, including Umm Kulthum, Abdel…

read more

Top Tracks

Top Albums

Similar Artists


Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

  • Super guitar hero !
  • the really great stuff is his parts in Abdelhalim songs though, really something special
  • stunned [2]
  • no way, Rhythms From the Orient is his masterpiece. although that album is excellent too. thank god the Sublime Frequencies compilation really does compile most of his best tracks, since most of his best albums are mad hard to acquire without spending a lot of buck.
  • Belly Dance from Lebanon album is probably his best, and Raksat el Jedane from it is my favorite of his, it's the last track.
  • This is my lame attempt at getting into some more middle-eastern type stuff, I love this anyway though.
  • Awesome guitar style. who tagged him as thai? haha
  • breath-taking
  • awwwwwwwwwww
  • wave

API Calls