Last Update 16:54
Saturday, 19 October 2019

Art Alert: Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali in Cairo in Ramadan

The Cairo Opera House's programme for Ramadan features a number of Egyptian and Arab performers

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 May 2019
Ghalia BenAli
Views: 2248
Views: 2248

The Cairo Opera House is hosting Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali in the Open Theatre on Sunday, 26 May, amid a special programme celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.

A singer, composer, songwriter and also actress and graphic designer Belnail started her music career at the age of 19, becoming a prominent figure in the Arab music scene after her first solo album, the self-produced Nada, was released in 2002.

Born in Belgium in 1968, Benali grew up in her family’s Tunisian hometown Zarzis. She is known for fusing musical influences and traditions from the East and West, mixing classical Arabic styles with jazz and Indian music, reflecting her multicultural background and fascination with Arab music legends.

Benali has performed in various venues in Egypt dozens of times and was featured with prominent musicians, including Grammy-Award winner Fathy Salama.

The Ramadan programme features a number of Egyptian and Arab performers, including Medhat Saleh (14 May), Tania Saleh (17 May), Ali El-Helbawy (20 May), Dina El-Wedidi (21 May), Khaled Selim (23 May), and Nesma Mahgoub (24 May).

Many Islamic chanting performances are also scheduled, including El-Hadra (13 May), Syria's Al-Akhiwa (15 May), Morocco's Jwad AL-Shary (16 May), Aida El-Ayoubi (18 May), Nour El-Nabi (22 May) and Yassin El-Tohamy (25 May).

Sunday, 26 May, 9.30pm
Cairo Opera House, Open Theatre, Zamalek

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:


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.

© 2010 Ahram Online.