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Art Alert: Lebanese singer Tania Saleh in concert at Cairo Opera House

The Cairo Opera House will host many well known Egyptian and Arab singers amid a special programme for the holy month of Ramadan

Ahram Online , Thursday 2 May 2019
Tania Saleh
Tania Saleh during her last concert at Genina Theater last year (Photo courtesy to the artist)
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Lebanese singer, songwriter and visual artist Tania Saleh is set to hold a concert Friday, 17 May, at the Cairo Opera House, amid the Ministry of Culture's special programme for the holy month of Ramadan.

"See you at the Cairo's Opera. I will be there," stated Saleh on her Facebook page Wednesday, urging her fans in Egypt to attend her concert.

Since 1990, Saleh gained a fame in the Middle East and North Africa for her reflections on the social and political problems of her country and region, making an "original mix of Lebanese tarab, mawwal and dabke flavoured with folk, alternative rock, bossa nova and jazz,” as stated in her bio.

She since made successful collaborations with international and regional famed artists like Ziad Rahbani, Toufic Farroukh, Charbel Rouhana, Ibrahim Maalouf, RZA, Nile Rodgers, and Charlotte Caffey and Oscar-nominated director Nadine Labaki.

Her repertoire comprises four albums: Tania Saleh (2002), Wehde (2011), Live at DRM (2012) and most recently Shwayit Souwar (A Few Images, 2014), which she dedicated to the Arab woman.

The Opera House's programme for Ramadan will see many performances of well known Egyptian and Arab artists, like Medhat Saleh (14 May), Ali El-Helbawy (20 May), Dina El-Wedidi ((21 May), Khaled Selim (23 May), Nesma Mahgoub (24 May), Islamic chanter Yassin El-Tohamy (26 May), Tunisian Ghalia Ben Ali (27 May), among others.

Programme:                                                       
Friday, 17 May, 9:30pm
Cairo Opera House, Open Theater, Zamalek

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