Last Update 21:24
Friday, 20 October 2017

Countdown to 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina Festival, opening with Marcel Khalife concert

The festival will kick off on 29 July and continue for six weeks, bringing performers from Egypt and the international scene to Alexandria

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Jul 2016
BA
(Photo: fragment from artwork promoting BA Int'l Summer Festival on the Facebook)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2635
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2635

With over 40 events spanning more than six weeks, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's International Summer Festival will bring Egyptian, regional and international performers to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

In its 14th edition, the festival will offer the largest number of events that will bring much-needed cultural change to audiences of all generations and artistic tastes.

The festival will include mostly music events topped with theatre performances, film screenings as well as a special day tailored for the whole family.

The festival will be inaugurated on 29 July with a concert by Lebanese oud master and composer Marcel Khalife. 

The music programme promises a vibrant line-up with concerts by an array of established Egyptian singers and musicians including Hany Shaker, Ali El-Haggar, Omar Khairat, Hanan Madi and Mohamed Mohsen.

The line-up also includes performances by Arab and international singers and musicians including celebrated Algerian singer Souad Massi, who will close this year’s edition with a concert on 8 September, as well as Syrian singer Faya Younan, maestro Selim Sehab, and Lebanese musicians Tania Saleh and Rima Khcheich.

India will participate as the guest of honour in this year’s edition, with Egyptian audiences to be treated to an array of traditional Indian dance performances and folk music concerts. 

Check the festival's complete programme here

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.