After a noticeable absence lately, Egyptian star, known for his fans as 'King', Mohamed Mounir has performed in the last concert of the 34th edition of Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts on Saturday at the historic Jordanian city.
"I am always present in Jordan. I played here last year and I've always performed in Jordan every three or four years. It's a country I adore and I have been deeply attached to it for many years," stated the 64-year-old singer.
The Aswan-born artist has performed some of his hits, including Chocolate, El-Leila Ya Samra, Eshk El-Banat, Hatta, Shamandura and Ya Romman in addition to some of his preferred covers like Nagat's Ana Bashak El-Bahr.
Mounir began his music career in the 70s and quickly gained an international reputation, building his fame by collaborating with famous poets and lyricists like Salah Jahin, Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudy, Fouad Hadda, Ahmed Fouad Negm, Sayed Hegab and Abdel-Rehim Mansour.
In addition to reviving many Nubian folk tunes, Mounir has worked with other big name musicians like Yehia Khalil, Fathy Salama, Hani Shenouda, Ahmed Mounib, Aziz El-Nasser and Wagih Aziz in a variety of genres.
He has also appeared in many films, including director Youssef Chahine's Al-Maseer (“Destiny”), which competed at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
Mounir's new single Mahmoum is written by Amir Teima, composed by Mohamed Rahim and arranged by Ahmed Ibrahim
After recovering from a health problem he suffered lately, Mounir started to show some activity releasing a new video clip this week entitled 'Mahmoum'.
According to the organizers, 100 thousands of spectators attended the several activities held at the most prestigious art event in Jordan, active since 1983.
Some of the region's biggest names in music performed, including Lebanese Nancy Ajram and Wael Kafouri, Tunisian Lotfi Bouchnak, in addition to a number of Arab and Jordanian singers including Diana Karzoun. They have also honored Egyptian actor Maged El-Masri.
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