July 14, 2012 - 8:30 pm


Celebrated as “ The Caesar of Arabic Music”, Kadim Al Sahir is one of the most succesful singers in the Arab World. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, he’s also a talented author and composer in his own right. Live in concert, he holds the audience in the palm of his hand. This sophisticated and elegant crooner will offer his fans an evening of poetry and romance underneath the starry sky.


Born in Iraq in 1957, Kadim grew up fueled by a passion for creativity. After exploring various forms of art including sculpture, painting, drawing and poetry, he decided to specialize in music. Soon after he became a multi-instrumentalist and started composing his own music. Kadim popularized the Iraqi song far beyond the country’s borders during very challenging times of wars with hits such as “Ubart il shat”, “Salamtak beed Allah”, & “Baghdad Kathora Al Hadeeth”. He then went on to re-define Arabic music by setting Arabic poetry to his innovative compositions. He is best known for his work on the repertoire of legendary Syrian romantic poet Nizar Qabbani who hailed him as “The Caesar of Arabic music”. For the last 25 years, Kadim has built a groundbreaking and substantial body of work ranging from big romantic ballads to more political work, from pop to Arab classical music. “Ini khayartoki”, “Zidini ishqan”, & “Ahibini” are just some of his enormously popular hits.

Throughout his career, Kadim has received a number of prestigious artistic awards including the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards for “Best Middle Eastern/North African Artist” as well as the “Audience Award”.
A true humanitarian, he is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and his numerous recognitions include a “First Class Accolades Honour” by The Arab League.

Kadim has produced many hit albums and songs and played live to millions of people worldwide. He has performed at the most prestigious venues across the globe including the Royal Albert Hall in London – England, Circus Maximus in Rome – Italy, & MGM Grand in Las Vegas – USA. He has also collaborated with various international artists including Quincy Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Brightman, Cheb Mami, and TransGlobal Underground, and crossed over to an even wider audience. He has been called “a respected classical singer… heartthrob pop star of the Arab world… and a weapon of mass seduction” by some of the biggest media references in the world such as The Telegraph, The Guardian, and The Observer.

Every live appearance by this charismatic and talented singer is a sold-out event, with feverish crowds rushing to listen to his timeless songs catch a glimpse of his magic. This summer, it’s Byblos that will be under Kadim’s spell: a unique moment of music, poetry and seduction for all our romantic festivalgoers.

Kadim Al Sahir‘s ONLY OFFICIAL Direct source is www.KadimAlSahir.org & linked to www.facebook.com/KadimAlSahir.official.
Kadim Al Sahir is managed by Dergham Owainati. Please beware that Kadim Al Sahir is not represented by any other sites, pages, people, labels, or companies.
Common misspellings used alternatively of the first name include Kazem, Kazim, Kadem, Kadhem, and Kathem, and of the family name include with/out Al and El, and Saher.


  • 1984 – Shajart Al-Zeitoon
  • 1989 – Ghazal
  • 1990 – Al-Aziz
  • 1991 – La Ya Sadiki
  • 1992 – Efrah
  • 1993 – Banat Alaebak
  • 1994 – Salamtek Min Al-Ah
  • 1995 – Baad Al-Hob
  • 1996 – Aghsili Bilbard
  • 1996 – Sa’b ‘alayya
  • 1997 – Fi Medreset Al-Hob
  • 1998 – Ana Wa Laila
  • 1999 – Habibeti Wa Al-Matar
  • 2000 – Al-Hob Al-Mustaheel
  • 2001 – Abhathu Anki
  • 2002 – Qusat Habebain
  • 2003 – Hafiat Al-Kadamain
  • 2004 – Ila Tilmitha
  • 2004 – Mlina al-Bu’d
  • 2005 – Entaha al Mushwar
  • 2007 – Yawmiyat Rajul Mahzoum
  • 2008 – Souwar
  • 2009 – Al Rasm Bel Kalimat
  • 2011 – La Tazedeh Lawa’