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New Songs Composed and/or Written by Marwan Khoury lately released.

Syrian Singer
Nancy Zaabalawy:
Lyrics & Music : MK
Chou Zakkarak 2006
Inta Wbass 2006
Mousta7eel 2006
( shot video - director Claude Khoury )

Lebanese Singer: Yehya Radwan
Lyrics & Music: MK
Babi Da2 2006
Shot Video

Algerian Singer : Cheb Mami
Lyrics & Music: MK
Aan El Awan = ( Amshi Btareek) 2006
Elli Beinna Entaha 2006

Lebanese Singer: Hala Hadi
Lyrics & Music: MK
Terda 2006

Lebanese Singer: Clauda El Shamali:
Lyrics & Music: MK
Ya Shabb 2006
Shot Video

Lyrics & Music: MK
La T5aaf ... ( 'Alamteni ) 2006

( music only ) : MK
Watani O7ebbok 2006

(music only ) : MK
Tifl Zghayar 2007

for Mother's day;
Lyrics & Music: MK
Mama B'3eedik 2006

Moroccon Singer Hatem 3Ammour:
Lyrics & Music: MK
Wala Marra 2006

Moroccon Singer: Hikmat
Lyrics & Music : MK
Hawel 2006

Lebanese Singer: Dina Hayek
(music only ): MK
Kirmalak ya Libnan 2007

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Romantic At Heart

by Sarah el Sirgany.
Had enough of all the mushy, mundane love songs? Then listen to Marwan Khoury’s “Kel El-Kasayed” (All the Poems) to experience some genuine heartfelt lyrics being sung to the right tune it will probably leave a silly nostalgic smirk on your face.
True, there have been some touching love songs in the past few years. But if you read the credits at the end of a video clip, you will know that many of those songs were masterminded by Khoury. For all you women who identified with the lyrics of Carole Samaha’s 2003 hit “Tala’ Fiye Hiek” (Look At Me), you can thank this Lebanese artist for that. So, how did Khoury put together such a touching song? He explains that, “An artist should have spiritual transparency and the ability to detect and understand all emotions around him. Not only women’s feelings but the feelings of another man, another human being, all the human feelings.”
Persistence is the Key
Khoury tried his hand at composing music as a child and his talents landed him a national award presented by former Lebanese President Amin Gemayel. In 1987, he studied music at the Universite Saint-Esprit de Kaslik in his home country. The following year he worked on a four-track album that was never released. “You can’t actually call it an album,” says Khoury who wrote the lyrics, the music and performed the four songs then gave them to radio stations in Lebanon. “It was something I loved doing. It was the first thing I composed and sang.” While he didn’t get the success he desired, Khoury soon made a discovery that would propel him in a new direction.
In the years that came, specifically between 1989 and 1996, Khoury played it safe. He slowly made a name for him self among industry professionals working as a keyboardist with several bands. He later appeared on LBC’s many music programs including the famous Studio El-Fan (The Art Studio) and played behind Lebanon’s singing legend Sabah among other stars. “I thought it was easier to start as a musician with bands But all the time, I had singing and music composition in mind. They came in time, one after the other,” Khoury explains.

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The route to fame was not an easy route to take. “It took some support from here and there and also an obstacle here and a problem there. Something would run smoothly and another would stop. But I had the persistence.” And the reward came soon afterwards.
His career as a composer was jump-started with his 1997 “Lasbor ‘Ala Wela” (Patience). The single which he wrote, composed and sang was released on a compilation album produced by Relax In. A very smart and fortunate move on Khoury’s part it definitely got him noticed. Soon after, he collaborated with Nawal El-Zoghby and considers 1999’s “Tia,” dedicated to her daughter, to be his first hit as a songwriter/composer. His collaboration with El-Zoghby yielded several hits like “Aalbi Dak” (My Heart Has Beaten) and “Dal’ouna.”
Tick Tock
Since the release of the hit singles in the late 90s, Khoury has built himself a reputable reputation as a songwriter and a composer. His ability to materialize romantic feelings into words and his selective nature get him many requests to write and compose songs. He never calls a singer to offer a melody or a song; he receives the calls, “unless they had asked for a song a long time ago and I have finally developed a suitable one.”
He is currently working on finding a suitable song for Elissa, whom he says has “a smooth and heartfelt” voice. Khoury admits that it sometimes takes a “long time to find the suitable song.” Some artists can be fortunate to have one of Khoury’s songs available immediately, since he creates and saves songs until the right singer comes along which is exactly what happened with Saber El-Roba’i. “A’zz El-Habeib” (The Dearest of Loved Ones). The song had been sitting on Khoury’s shelf for a year until the Algerian singer called. The song was ready to go.
“[A singer] would ask [me], ‘Marwan, why don’t you give me [a song]?’ and I would reply that ‘I won’t give you anything unless it is suitable,’” explains Khoury. “Sometimes they get a bit upset, but in time they understand me and why I think in this way.” He affirms that no serious problems have taken place.
Most singers have to develop patience when working with Khoury, because he takes a great deal of time creating songs. He clarifies, “Usually, I don’t like working on demand. I like working according to my mood and preferences.”
He takes even more time if it is Khoury’s second or third collaboration with the same artist to ensure he is not repeating himself. “I exert effort to put something new in each song, whether in music or music arrangement, because this can make songs similar or differentiate between them, or the usage of the musical instruments. And I try to change the topics I introduce,” Khoury explains, “Wherever I don’t think I can present anything better, I prefer not to give anything at all.”
However, there are always exceptions. Among them was Fadl Shaker Sherine’s 2003 duet “El-‘Am El-Jidid” (The New Year), in which Khoury tailored the words to an already existing melody, which he did not compose. Besides those rare exceptions, he notes, he writes 90 percent, if not more, of both the lyrics and the music of the songs that bear his name. Unlike others in his profession: his job doesn’t end there though he likes to follow up with the singer and the music arranger.
His time-consuming method results in an average of 15 songs each year. A disappointment for his loyal fans, but this, in Khoury’s opinion, is what makes most of his songs potential hits.
A Song to Sing
Pursuing his life-long goal of becoming a singer hasn’t been easy. The move of a composer or songwriter to become a singer has been proven throughout the years as an unwise step. Aware of this possibility, Khoury was nervous when he took the decision to reintroduce himself as a singer, but “at the end, a person can only bet on what he feels is right.” The stakes were even higher for Khoury because of the possible comparison between his skills as a singer and his other successfully-proven talents. “If a person follows his heart without getting distracted with the surroundings, he can make it,” believes the artist.
And he made it. His first album released on tape Khayal El-Omer (The Moon’s Shadow-2002) was well received in Lebanon and, after two years, he landed a five-year contract with Rotana Music. Meanwhile, his career as a musician and songwriter is going strong: He won the 2003 Murex D’Or for Best Composer (a Lebanese award voted by media personal and audiences).
In May 2004, the rest of the Arab World got to know Khoury the singer when he released his album Kel El-Kasayed. The video clip for the first single with the same name was released the following month, introducing it to a wider audience. This was the single that got Khoury another Murex D’Or award for best song in 2004 it showcased his gift as a songwriter by smoothly shifting from standard Arabic to colloquial Lebanese. Khoury’s expressive voice perfectly complemented the song. He was also awarded the 2004 Murex D’Or for Multitalented Polyvalent Artist.
Don’t reach any conclusions based on Khoury’s preference for classical songs and certainly don’t expect to fall asleep when listening to his album. He is perfectly capable of introducing all genres having contributed many songs that fall under the popular Lebanese folk category that have become just as successful as his other slow-paced hits. Just prepare yourself before listening to the album for a feast of Lebanese music blended with classical and modern, and oriental and western music.
Aware of the false perception people might have about him, especially as people are used to seeing him in formal attire, Khoury recently shot the video for “Khidny Ma’ak” (Take Me With You) to show audiences that he has other undiscovered sides. Contrary to the sad ambience that characterized “Kel El-Kasayed,” his second track on the album is upbeat, although not in the same way as other mainstream video clips. “People don’t see me dressed in jeans and T-shirt jumping and dancing or anything They still see the same person.”
Having an equally divided passion towards discovering both classical and modern music whether oriental or western Khoury enjoys blending both styles. He believes that sincerity and talent are the only elements that it takes to successfully fuse different types of music together. “[Talent] is more important than anything else If the talent is true then it will lead us in the right direction. But the feelings need to be sincere because they will reach people. And, people recognize [sincerity].” However he continues to explain, another key is to make music that “reaches everyone. This can be done through music and simple meaningful words, not just putting words together.”
Khoury’s efforts to reach everyone and his uncompromising attitude towards providing quality music have won him the respect of listeners and industry professionals alike and a promising bright future.

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Al Akhbar Newspaper 11 Nov 2006

Arab Republic of Egypt will be participating in the Official Competition "Mosabaka al Rasmiyya" in Tunisian Carthage Cinema Festival with the film " Awqaat Faraagh ".
Festival will be held during the period 11-17 Nov.
The soundtrack song “ Al Dawayer “ written by the Egyptian Lyricist Abdel Rahman Al Abnoudy, was composed and performed by Marwan exclusively for the film.

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مروان خوري ...... قد يعرفه البعض على أنه ملحن و البعض الآخر على أنه شاعر و آخرون على أنه مغني.

في الواقع مروان هو ببساطة فنان....

كانت والدته تهوى الطرب و الغناء و تتميّز بصوت جميل ترعرع عليه الفنان و مال الى الموسيقى منذ سنّ مبكر.

هو شخصية حساسة و طيبة تكونت بفضل طفولة مميزة و حس موسيقي مرهف منذ الصغر.

حلمه كان الموسيقى وواقعه هو الموسيقى..... فلم يستطع أن يفصل بين اللحن و الكلمة و الصوت لذا جمعها كلها معاً لتكون شخصيته الفنية المتميزة.

مسيرته الفنية مبنية على ثقافة موسيقية من جهة، فقد درس مروان في جامعة الروح القدس الكسليك السولفيج و الهارموني و العزف على البيانو أيضاً.و خبرة مهمة من جهة ثانية، فقد بدأ كعازف في عدة فرق لفنانيين لبنانيين.

في السّابع عشر من العمر كان مروان خوري عازف محترف يشارك في حفلات فنية, كما قاد فرقة برنامج "ليلة حظ" مع المخرج سيمون أسمر أضافة إلى مشاركته كعازف في فرقة رفيق حبيقة في برنامج ستوديو الفن عام 1993.

و لكن في الوقت الذي كان فيه مروان نشيط فنيّا كعازف, كانت بداخل الفنان محاولات تلحينية لم تنشر الى الجمهوربصورة رسمية, فهو بدأ منذ سن مبكرة, بكتابة الأغنيات و تلحينها.

في سنة 1987 حصل مروان خوري على الجائزة الثانية في التلحين من جامعة روح القدس في الكسليك, قدمها له ممثلاً للرئيس أمين جميل آنذاك.

وفي السنة ذاتها صدر شريط "كاسك حبيبي" يتضمّن خمس أغاني من تأليف, تلحين و غناء الفنان مروان خوري, مهّد هذا الشريط الطريق لمشوار عريق.

في 1995 صدرت أغنية "فيك لمّا بلاك" على شريط و كان جوّها رومنسي, قريب من عمل مروان الحالي. الأغنية نالت اعجاب الجمهور و عرفت انتشار سريع.

"لأصبر على ويله" أغنية لمروان خوري صدرت أيضا ضمن شريط منوّعات أطلقته شركة
رلاكس إن". "

في العام 1999 لحّن الفنان مروان خوري أغنية "تيا" و من ثمّ أغنية "الدّلعونه" للنجمة نوال الزّغبي.

و أصبح مروان خوري اسما لامعا و مطلوبا في مجال التلحين و التأليف.

سنة 2002, صدر ألبوم للفنان مروان خوري تحت عنوان "خيال العمر", من انتاج شركة "رلاكس ان" و "ميغاستار".

تضمن 7 أغنيات:

لأصبر على ويلاه

على بالي شوفك

فيك يما بلاك

خيال العمر

متلك ما حدا

يا رايح

يا شوق

صوّرت من هذا الالبوم أغنية "يا شوق" على طريقة الفيديو كليب مع المخرج باسم كريستو.

وفي العام الذي تلاه (2003) , حصل الفنان المبدع على جائزة "الموريكس دور"Murex D’OR كأفضل ملحن.

" كل القصايد"البوم صدرفي مايو 2004 وهو حالياً في الأسواق يحقق نجاحاً بارزاً و هذا دفع كبير للأغنية الرومنسية.

ألبوم" كل القصائد" هو من أنتاج شركة روتانا يتضمن:

كل القصايد

خذني معك

البنت البنانية



أرجعلي حبيبي

بعدك يا هوى

كل ساعة

حاز على جائزة "الفنان الشامل" في الموريكس دور سنة 2004, يقول مروان " الفن الحقيقي له جمهور حقيقي و كبير بإذن الله".

بعد النجاح المنقطع النّظير الذي حققته أغنية و كليب "كلّ القصائد" من اخراج كلود خوري , صوّر مروان خوري أغنية جديدة من ألبومه " كلّ القصائد" بعنوان "خدني معك" تحت اخراج المخرج المبدع كلود خوري.

الخطوة التالية للفنان كانت تصوير أغنية "كلّ ساعة" أيضا مع المخرج كلود خوري, و تحضير ألبوم جديد لنهاية سنة 2005 .

ألألبوم الجديد يحمل عنوان "قصر الشوق" و توقيع مروان خوري شعرا و لحنا لتسع (9) أغاني, هذا الألبوم أيضا من انتاج "روتانا التي تواكب مروان خوري في مسيرته, "قصر الشوق" يتوقّع أن يكون من أجمل الأعمال الذي قام بها الفنان مروان حتّى الآن, اذ أنّه يحمل روح مروان الرومنسية و الطابع الحديث للأغنية الشرقية مما يؤكد أن هذا الفنان هو من النادرين الذين استطاعوا أن يحافظوا على الفن الأصيل دون الإبتعاد عن ما يقدّمه عصرنا من أفكار جديدة بالموسيقى و الكلام.

الألبوم يتضمّن:

قصر الشوق

عندي شعور

لا تفكر

ما عندن خبر

خايف لا تروحي

يا من بدمعي

خلينا نعيش

وبقلك شو

حلوي الحياة

قصر الشوق موسيقى

شارك مروان خوري بالعديد من الحفلات و المهرجانات النّاجحة في لبنان و الوطن العربي لاسيما مهرجان قرطاج. ففي صيف 2005 , امتلأت مدارج مسرح مهرجان قرطاج حتّى عجز المكان الأثري على استيعاب كلّ الحشد, فتميّزمروان بصوته و أدائه الرائع ممّا دفع الصّحافة التونسية الى كتابة أجمل النّقد عن هذا الحفل.

خلال مسيرته الفنية, أعطى مروان خوري أغنيات لعدة فنانين كلاماً و لحناً أبرز هذه الأغنيات: معقول (فضل شاكر) العام الجديد (شيرين و فضل)

عز الحبايب (صابر الرباعي) حبيب قلبي و أطلع فيي (كارول سماحة) نامي (ملحم زين) شو مغيرة (نجوى كرم) على بالي هواك (مادلين مطر) و مغرم،ويلي منك (جاد نخله)وعلقتني،ماشي يا زمن(ريدا بطرس)،غمرتيني بلطفك،علم ولدك(رضا).

وتغني الفنانة القديرة ماجدة الرومي من كلمات و ألحان مروان خوري.

آخر ما قدّمه الفنان مروان خوري لحنا و كلاما لأسماء لامعة في عالم الغن و الطرب, أغاني لعبد المجيد عبد الله, طلال سلامة و شاب مامي .

حتّى الأتراك تذّوقوا و أعجبوا بأعمال مروان خوري فتمّ التعامل معه و أخذوا 4 أغاني لتركيا : الدلعونا، ويلي منك ، يا رايح، بنوب، على بالي هواك لتغنى بصوت مطربين أتراك.

مروان خوري الؤلف الشاعري يتمتّع بموهبة فطريّة للكتابة و بإحساس مرهف يوصله للنّاس عبر كلماته الجميلة المعنى, يقرأ و يتأثّر بكبار الشعراء العرب مثل ميشال طراد, سعيد عقل, طلال حيدر, جوزيف حرب و الرّحابنة كلاما و لحنا.

مروان خوري صفحة فنية كتب لها الخلود لأن الفن الأصيل و الصادق يحيا للأبد...

Monday, November 06, 2006