Hisham Kharma

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Hisham Kharma
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Native name
هشام خرما
BornCairo, Egypt
  • producer
  • creative director
  • Piano
  • melodica
  • keyboard instrument
Years active2010-present
  • Sony Music
  • Virgin Megastores
WebsiteOfficial website
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Hisham Kharma is an Egyptian Music producer, Creative director, known for his live concerts in the Cairo Opera House, for his 2012 album AlyaQeen and the soundtrack for The End (Egyptian TV series).[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Kharma was born and raised in Cairo and lived between Miami, Hamburg and Dubai. Started playing piano at the age of 9. Kharma obtained his BS in Computer science from the The American University in Cairo and his postgraduate studies in art direction at Miami Ad School.[4][5]


Kharma began his musical career while studying at university, composing a set of pieces including the soundtrack Shams Al-Zenati film by musician Hany Shenouda. After graduation, started working in the field of advertising as a creative director, and known for his work on Ahl Masr Hospital for burns ad,[6][7] after this work he was granted the title of Humanity Burn Free ambassador, for the initiative of the Ahl Masr for burns and for composing the music of Shoof B'albak.[8][9]

In 2010, Kharma released his first official album, The First Voyage produced by Virgin Megastores,[10] and followed by his second album released under Sony Music Entertainment records, where he was chosen to represent Egypt at one of Sony Music albums of the musical series, Arabesque with musician Yanni and the Turkish musician Can Atilla.[11] In November 2016, released his third album, AlyaQeen, Consisting of 13 music pieces and took about 3 years preparing for it's release.[12][13] Kharma’s fourth album, Kun Released in 2019, and featured 10 pieces of music.[14][15]

In 2020, for the first time, Kharma participated in composing the soundtrack for The End (Egyptian TV series), the first Egyptian Science fiction (film and television) drama series.[16][17][18] That year, he composed the soundtrack for Mako, an Egyptian film adapted from the accident of the passenger ship, MV Salem Express that sank in the Red Sea in 1991.[19]

Kharma’s prominent collaborators include Yanni, Omar Khairat, Tanvi Shah and Can Atilla. In 2018, Kharma collaborated with Egyptian composer Omar Khairat, honoring the memory of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his moving memorial at Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt, where Khairat composed the Sunrise piece and Kharma composed the Sunset piece.[20][21][22] In the same year, Kharma composed the soundtrack for the opening and activities of the World Youth Forum held in Sharm El Sheikh.[23] Current collaborator, Tanvi Shah the indian playback singer in a recording work titled Born Free.[24][25][26]

Kharma launched a charitable initiative entitled "Law3andakDam", which means If you have a convenience by creating a website through which blood donors can be connected for free to those in need for the donation process, Ashoka Arab World Organization granted Kharma the Arab world initiative fellowship for his initiative to improve health in the Arab world.[27][28]


  • 2010, First Voyage
  • 2012, Arabesque
  • 2016, AlyaQeen
  • 2019, Kun


  1. "هشام خرما يشدو بموسيقاه فى الأوبرا بعد غياب 4 أشهر". اليوم السابع. 2018-10-01. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  2. "Art Alert: Hisham Kharma to perform in Cairo - Music - Arts & Culture". Ahram Online.
  3. "Egyptian composer Hisham Kharma awards music producers for best remix of 'The End' - Music - Arts & Culture". Al-Ahram.
  4. "هشام خرما.. الباحث عن "روح المزيكا" حتى أتاه "اليقين"". مصراوي.كوم. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  5. "Hisham Kharma: a Fusion Musician with Humanitarian Mission". EgyptToday. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  6. "المطرب زجزاج: طرح أغنية "صلوا على خير الأنام" قريبا". اليوم السابع. 2017-05-05. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  7. "هشام خرما يكشف لأول مرة سر حملة 'لو عندك دم' (فيديو)". بوابة الفجر. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  8. "صور.. تكريم "خرما" فى اليوم العالمى للدم". عين (in العربية). 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  9. "هشام خرما يشكر "خدمات نقل الدم" على تكريمه". دوت مصر. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  10. "هشام خرما يشعل حماس الجمهور بساقية الصاوي". صدى البلد. 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  11. Musa, Developed By Heba. "شاهد.. رحلة هشام خرما في عالم الموسيقى وعلاقته بياني". بوابة اخبار اليوم. Retrieved 2020-08-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "هشام خرما يحيي حفلاً غنائياً بدار الأوبرا المصرية أواخر الشهر الحالي". اليوم السابع. 2019-10-05. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  13. "Hisham Kharma and Cairo Steps to star at 10th Cairo Jazz Festival - Music - Arts & Culture". Al-Ahram. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  14. ""كن ما تحب".. الموسيقار هشام خرما يطلق ألبومه الجديد من آيسلندا". اليوم السابع. 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  15. "Hisham Kharma to perform at Cairo Opera House on Oct.31". EgyptToday.
  16. "إعلان نتيجة استفتاء "المصري اليوم" لـ"الأفضل" في موسم رمضان 2020 (فيديو) | المصري اليوم". www.almasryalyoum.com (in العربية). Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  17. "الموسيقار هشام خرما: تحمست للعمل فى مسلسل النهاية وأحضر لفيلم الحارث". اليوم السابع. 2020-06-12. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  18. "موسيقى فقط.. "النهاية" ليوسف الشريف بتوقيع هشام خرما". جريدة الدستور. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  19. "الموسيقار هشام خرما: متحمس لوضع الموسيقى التصويرية لفيلم "ماكو"". اليوم السابع. 2020-07-19. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  20. "هشام خرما: عمر خيرت تسبب في دخولي مجال الموسيقى". البوابة نيوز. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  21. "عمر خيرت وهشام خرما يجتمعان في عمل يكرم الشيخ زايد..هذه قصته | في الفن". www.filfan.com. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  22. Kijamii. "Omar Khairat, Hisham Kharma Among Egyptian Artists Who Created Magical Sheikh Zayed Memorial At Children Hospital | NileFM | EGYPT'S#1 FOR HIT MUSIC". nilefm.com. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  23. "الموسيقار هشام خرما: النصب التذكارى للإنسانية جمع 72 قلبا وجنسية". اليوم السابع. 2018-11-04. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  24. "Hisham Kharma to perform duet with Tanvi Shah". Egypt Today.
  25. "Hisham Kharma to perform at Cairo Opera House on June.17". Egypt Today.
  26. "صور| هشام خرما يتعاون مع نجمة Slumdog Millionaire لأول مرة".{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. Musa, Developed By Heba. "لو عندك دم موقع إلكتروني للمساهمة في حل أزمة أكياس الدم". بوابة اخبار اليوم. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  28. "Employability Skills Conference 2017". caps.aucegypt.edu. Retrieved 2020-08-18.

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