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Alexandria's cultural highlights of the week: Mohamed Mohsen, Kamilya Jubran

Singers Mohamed Mohsen and Kamilya Jubran will both perform as part of this year's Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Aug 2015
Mohamed Mohsen, Kamilya Jubran
Mohamed Mohsen (L), Kamilya Jubran (R)
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Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen and Palestinian singer Kamilya Jubran are scheduled to deliver concerts at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on 5 and 8 August respectively.

The concerts are part of this year’s Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival, which opened on 20 July and runs until 4 September.

Mohamed Mohsen is a renowned Egyptian singer whose 2012 debut album Al-Laf Fi Shawareak garnered huge acclaim. His repertoire comprises covers of well-known works of musicians like Sayed Darwish and Mohammed Abdel-Wahab.

Jubran is a Palestinian singer and oud player. Well-versed in classical Arabic music from an early age, in 1982 she joined the Palestinian pro-resistance band Sabreen. For the next two decades, with Jubran as the band’s lead performer playing the oud, qanoun and other intstruments, the band molded a contemporary underpinning for the Arabic song.

Jubran’s repertoire includes collaborations with Swiss trumpet-player Werner Hasler on three of her musical-projects Mahattaat, Wameed, and Wa Nabni.

The largest of its kind in the Mediterranean city, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival began in 2002.

This year, the five-week festival includes a line-up of 38 events and will feature local and international music, films and performances of dance, theatre and folkloric arts.

Programme:
Concert: Mohamed Mohsen
Wednesday 5 August at 8:30pm
Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria

Concert: Kamilia Jubran
Saturday 8 August at 8:30pm
Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria

See the full programme here.

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