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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 Wahab, & Abdul Halim Hafez.

In 1981 Khorshid was tragically killed in a car accident three days after returning back to Cairo from a tour in Australia. A recording of his last concert in Australia was released in 2014 on the Sublime Frequencies label.

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