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Malika OmarLocation: Based in Cape Town
Malika Omar is a professional pianist and composer, who has garnered much success for her craft throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world. Her classical/fusion style of playing and original music display her ethnic diversity (her ancestral lineage includes Turkish, Persian and Indian) and she fuses Arab, Western Contemporary; Turkish; Classical and Bollywood melodies seamlessly together in a lilting, classical style. Her original compositions (available on her album ‘Sand Star’; charity single ‘New Hope’ and single inspired by her inclusion into Maserati’s 1 of 100 Craftsmen from around the world ‘The Falcon & The Trident’) are colourful stories merging East and West.
Her music is available throughout the world via iTunes and other leading download stores, including Times Music in the Indian subcontinent. All music is also available for mobile download throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
She has performed for many celebrities and VVIPs, including Middle Eastern and European royalty. She was featured in a film called ‘Arabic Fusion’ which screened at various film festivals across the world.
Her award nominations include 5 x Ahlan! Best in Dubai Awards for Best Music Act and a Cosmopolitan Middle East Fabulous Female Award nomination for Best Entertainer. She has been listed by Time Out Dubai and The National UAE as one of the United Arab Emirates’ best-selling artists on 3 different occasions. She garnered an award for her contribution to the charity: the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organization.
She has appeared in world media, including on TV shows and on 3 publication covers.
Her music was used as the theme for a TV show on Zee TV Middle East and she has composed music for a charity clip for a UNHCR competition to raise awareness for the plight of Syrian refugees.
Her relaxing, chill-out piano style has been admired by audiences including (but not limited to) a Saudi princess; Middle Eastern king; leading Arab film actor and Hollywood director.
- Carolina Herrera reception (Middle East)
- Dubai Fashion Week
- Dubai World Cup
- Audemars Piguet (Middle East) event
- Warner Bros. (Middle East) event
- Citi Bank (Middle East) event
- Rresidency at Four Seasons Dubai
- Private events for Middle Eastern royalty
- Chateau D'Ouchy in Lausanne (Switzerland)
- ABASA charity's annual gala event (South Africa)
Malika's music is performed in unique, improvised style). Genres covered include:
- Original music
Malika is currently abroad and will be available for bookings in South Africa from November 2016
"Sweet...gentle and honest" - Rolling Stone Middle East
“Perfect listening” - Review of Monsoon Dew in VIVA Magazine
“OK! Middle East favourite” - OK! Middle East
“The ‘Decibelle’ of Change” - The Khaleej Times
“World-music inspired; sublime…” - Satellite Voices
“…a very skilled and versatile pianist with music styles that will definitely appeal to a wide set of tastes” – Review on www.triplew.me
“this lady combines brains with beauty and a spellbinding unique talent” - Infusion magazine
"La 'Petite' Diva" - Madame Magazine
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Typical Budget for Malika Omar is
R2000 - R10000.
Please note this is merely a guide; if you submit a booking enquiry, you will receive an exact quote based on the unique details of your event.
Submit a booking enquiry directly with Malika Omar, and the Artist or their manager / representative will be in touch with you soon!
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