Malak

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.

Since winning 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 an honours graduate of music performance and songwriting at Carleton University, she has garnered many accolades for her songwriting and musicianship.

 

Malak’s music is inspired and driven by her experiences as an Egyptian living away from her home. Coupling electronic and organic elements, she melds her memorable songwriting and charismatic persona into an impactful and engaging live show.

 

Since releasing her EP, Circus, in 2016, as well as multiple live performance videos throughout 2017, 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 also successfully completed two cross-Canada tours in summer of 2018 alongside artist Bella Cat.

Capitalizing on the successes of the last year, Malak is currently recording her full length album, The Neighbour. Her management has teamed up with Modern Touch Entertainment to showcase in her native Egypt this November, leading up to a tour of Egyptian music festivals in 2019 including the Citadel Festival and Cairo Jazz Festival.

Awards:

  • 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)