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PROGRAMME: Citadel Festival for Music and Singing

The 11-day festival will host 24 music concerts by Egyptian and Arab singers

Ahram Online , Wednesday 19 Aug 2015
(Photo: fragment of artwork form the festival's promotional material)
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Organised by the Cairo Opera House, the 24th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing kicks off Thursday, 20 August, and runs until Monday, 31 August, at the historic Saladin Citadel in Cairo.

The 11-day festival will present two or three concerts daily.

The Citadel Festival for Music and Singing is a summer time event launched in 1989 under the directorship of conductor and composer Sherif Mohie Eldin. The festival has taken place annually, except for the year 2013.

Throughout its history, the festival hosted several regional and international musicians. Now in its 24th edition, the festival is under the directorship of Reda El-Wakil, head of the Cairo Opera's artistic house, and once again will bring Arabic and Western music to the historic location, inviting audiences from a variety of social strata to attend the open air events.

All events take place at Mahka Theatre at the Saldin Citadel in Cairo.


Thursday, 20 August
Opening – Cairo Steps band

Friday, 21 August
8pm: Saeed El-Artist
10pm: Ehab Tawfik

Saturday, 22 August
8pm: Sherif Mostafa
9:30pm: Al-Tanboura ensemble from Port Said
10:30pm: Nadia Mostafa

Sunday, 23 August
8pm: Magdy Boghdady Orchestra
9:30pm: Band Emdan El-Noor
10:30pm: Maged El-Qasem

Monday, 24 August
8pm: Fathy Salama
10pm: Louay

Tuesday, 25 August
8pm: Wave Jazz Band
10pm: Khaled Selim

Wednesday, 26 August
8pm: Nesma Abdel-Aziz's Band
10pm: Mohamed El-Helw

Thursday, 27 August
8pm: Harpist Manal Mohie Eldin and her ensemble
10pm: Medhat Saleh

Saturday, 29 August
8pm: The Egyptian Mawawleya band
9.30pm: Ghalia Benali
10pm: Eman Bahr Darwish

Sunday, 30 August
8pm: Nasser El-Noby's Gameza Band and the Spanish Flamenco dance show by Bella Rosa band
9:30pm: Azza Balbaa
10:30pm: Ali El-Haggar

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