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Hamouda Ali

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Hamouda Ali played violin since childhood. He studied the art of the violin at the Conservatory of Music under the direction of Professor T. Stephanatti. Hamouda would go on to join the Ibrahim Abdalla Institute of Arabic Music. He graduated from College of Fine Arts at Alexandria University and performed with the University Orchestra as well as several television and radio orchestras.

List of Highlights and Accomplishments

* Lead violinist with the great master of Arabic music – legendary singer Karem Mahmoud.
* Performed with Hani Shaker, Moharram Fouad, Mohammad Rushdi, Sayed Mekkawy, Shafiq Galal, Huda Sultan, Wadei Elsafi, Sabah and Asi Elhillany and many other stars.
* Performed with world famous belly dancers such as: Suhair Zaki, Nagwa Fouad, Nahid Sabry and Fifi Abdou.
* Music director of Club Ibis – the most famed Middle Eastern Nightclub in New York City for 15 years. In this time, Hamouda lured some of the most skillful musicians to perform the finest Arabic music in the country.
* Along with Club Ibis Owner, Samiha Koura, Hamouda introduced some of the most gifted belly dancers to American audiences. Dancers such as: Tashira, Shoushana, Gamila, Jihan, Elena, Samara and others.
* Lectured on Maqamat and rhythms of Arabic Music with the well-known Mohammad Akkad of the Om Kalthoum Orchestra at several universities including: New York University, Rutgers University and Jersey City State College.
* Performed regularly with his orchestra at the Annual International Culture concert at the United Nations headquarters in New York City with entertainers from across the Arab world.
* Music conductor for the great singer, Salma (Violett), for 10 years. Toured America, the Middle East and Latin America as well.

Lifetime Achievements

* First Arab artist to be recognized by the U.S. State Department for the album “Princess of Cairo” as best Arabic music to be used for training by American Officials about the Middle East.
* Received special award from Allewaa El Araby journalists association for promoting Arabic music and culture in America.
* Princess of Cairo” became one of the most popular albums for belly dancing music world-wide along with “Queen of the Nile” and “A Gift From Cairo;” which were produced by EMI and Hollywood Music.

Great Performances

* Om Kalthoum Orchestra with Conductor, Dr. Sami Nossair.
* Egypt Film Festival in Cairo (The Academy Awards of Egyptian Cinema), starring the beautiful singer Shaymaa Said and other stars.
* Arab Song Festival in the Red Sea city of Alghardaqa (Hurghada).
* Cairo Opera Orchestra for Arabic Music with Maestro, Salah Ghobashi.
* Layaly El Television at the Marina Resort in Alexandria, Egypt with the famous Magdy Elhussainy and his orchestra.

Hamouda now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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