Palestinian ‘Frank Sinatra’ to hold London concert

Omar Kamal will be singing a number of new songs from his latest album “Show Me the Light”.
Wednesday 16/10/2019
Palestinian singer Omar Kamal performs on stage at the Beiteddine Palace in Lebanon's Chouf moutains, south of Beirut, in 2017. (AFP)
Palestinian singer Omar Kamal performs on stage at the Beiteddine Palace in Lebanon's Chouf moutains, south of Beirut, in 2017. (AFP)

LONDON – Omar Kamal, a Palestinian singer who was dubbed as “Palestine’s Frank Sinatra” for his cover versions of the songs of the American music legend, will be holding a concert in London next month.

Kamal will be singing a number of new songs from his latest album “Show Me the Light”. His concert will take place on November 24 in London’s Aldwych Theatre.

“Omar is renowned for his musical genius in bringing together an eclectic fusion of genres from Sinatra’s jazz and swing, to timeless Arab idols like Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Fairouz,” said Christina Hazboun, communication coordinator at Marsm, a London-based events company which is organising the concert.

“Omar has a voice that transcends borders and decades. His honest, pure power and capacity for connection is the same genius that has defined the career of the greatest singing legends – influences felt in his eclectic catalogue and captivating performances from Sinatra’s jazz and swing he sings in three languages and charms his audience with his charismatic aura transforming from Sinatra to Michael Jackson, and then returning to Fairouz. Kamal brings together stunning repertoires and emotional hits for one enchanting evening,” said Hazboun.