Omar Fadel is an award-winning composer for film, television, and video games. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose scores frequently feature him on a wide array of instruments, including piano, guitar, cello, drums and percussion. Born in Houston, and raised between Texas and Dubai, Fadel’s global exposure is heard throughout his music and can be heard in the Afghanistan-set Oscar®-nominated film, Day One. Fadel was selected to score the first Arabic language, American studio feature film, The United (2011). This was followed by the documentary In Search of Oil and Sand (2012) and The Dictator (2012). In addition to his film work, Fadel has scored several television shows, high profile commercials and film trailers.
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