Lebanese musician Sami Hawat was born in 1956 in Jbeil. He studied Music Theory at the Higher Institute of Music in Lebanon and specialized in Composition and Singing.
He began his professional artistic career in 1974 alongside his friend Ziad Rahbani and together they collaborated on several projects until 1985 when Sami decided to pursue a solo career by forming his group Al-Majmouaa.
Hawat established himself through children’s songs, as well as pro-Palestinian and pro-Resistance songs. He performed in several concerts in Lebanon and abroad, and his music collection includes various albums among which the most notable are Al-Ra’i Al-Aam (1992) and Fi Shi Ma Shi (2000). He also collaborated with several artists, especially as the lead singer in Ziad Rahbani’s album Ana Mush Kafer(1985). His solo albums include Araay Al-A’am, Ana Assaha, and Nahnou Al-Atfal.
Besides his musical career, Hawat also acted in many of Rahbani’s plays, namely Nazl Al-Sourour (1974), Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou? (1978), Film Ameriki Tawil (1980) and Shi Feshil (1983). He appeared in Kharej Al-Hayat (1990) by Maroun Baghdadi, and Tayf Al-Madina (2000) by Jean Chamoun.
During his career, Sami received the Golden Medal of the International Youth in North Korea in 1999.