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Meet Omar Kamal, Palestine’s answer to Frank Sinatra

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Born and raised in the city of Nablus in Occupied Palestine, Omar took up piano lessons from the age of nine.

Omar spent much of his childhood and teenage years listening to classical and world music, before he started singing. “We got a bit of music in my family,” he continued, adding that both his mother and sister used to sing and his brother used to play the piano.

Omar left Palestine in 2010 to study architectural engineering at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. During his time at the university, he founded the Sinatra Society and toured the UK with the university’s Big Band, as their lead vocalist.

Listening to Omar sing, it is easy to appreciate why he got so much attention and why he was dubbed the Palestinian Sinatra.

It was when Omar went back to Palestine in 2014 he was discovered by Sony Music Entertainment Middle East. His single “Love Never Felt So Good” released in October 2016.

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