Malak Sound

Malak

Malak filled the room with her incredible, multi-octave voice, accompanying herself on keyboard to a song that evoked the epic scope of Lady Gaga mixed with the artistic sensibility of Kate Bush. The emotion in her voice was spine-tingling.” – Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen.

Malak Sound’s music is inspired and driven by her experiences as a Canadian-Egyptian, and bridges the gap between Western and Middle Eastern pop culture. Coupling electronic and organic elements, she melds her memorable songwriting and charismatic persona into an impactful and engaging live show.

Having won multiple vocal competitions throughout Egypt and Europe, including Greece, Germany and Italy, Malak has turned her youthful passion for music into a flourishing music career. Now a graduate of music performance and songwriting at Carleton University, she has garnered many accolades for her songwriting and musicianship.

Since releasing her EP, Circus, in 2016, as well as multiple live performance videos throughout 2017 and 2018, Malak has been invited to perform at Megaphono International Music Conference, Ottawa Grassroots Festival, Festival Folk et Guitarre d’Aylmer, Canadian Music Week, and RBC Bluesfest. Malak is also the 2017 recipient of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Ottawa’s Best Musician Award” as voted by its readers and has most recently opened for renowned Middle Eastern band, Massar Egbari, on their Canadian tour. She herself has also toured Canada and Egypt twice.

Most recently Malak was a contestant on the 5th season of The Voice Middle East, making her one of 48 voices amongst a total of 21,000 applicants. Capitalizing on the successes of the past year. Malak is currently recording her full length album, The Neighbor.

Awards:

  • The Voice Middle East - Quarter Finalist

  • Ottawa Music Industry Coalition CMW Grant 2018

  • Ottawa Life Award, Best Musician 2017

  • CHIN/CJLL Scholarship, 2016

  • Susan Nesrallah Scholarship, 2015

  • Runner Up - Kiwanis Music Festival (Musical Theatre Voice 2013)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Rome (Musical Theatre Voice 2012)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Cairo (Musical Theatre Voice 2012)

  • 2nd Place - Jugendmusiziert Athens (Classical Voice 2011)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Cairo (Classical Voice 2011)

  • 2nd Place - Jugendmusiziert Luebeck (Pop Voice 2010)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Milan (Pop Voice 2010)

  • 1st Place - Jugendmusiziert Cairo (Pop Voice 2010)