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Art Alert: Dina El-Wedidi at Citadel Festival on Saturday

The 28th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing is concluding this weekend after hosting tens of performances

Ahram Online , Thursday 29 Aug 2019
Dina El-Wedidi during her Ramadan concert at the Cairo Opera House, Tuesday 21 May 2019 (Photo: Esla
Dina El-Wedidi during her Ramadan concert at the Cairo Opera House, Tuesday 21 May 2019 (Photo: Eslam Omar)
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Well known Egyptian singer Dina El-Wedidi will perform on Saturday 31 August at the Salah ad-Din Citadel amid the last weekend of the 28th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing, organised by the Ministry of Culture.

"I am waiting for you to be happy together," the independent songwriter has stated earlier in her official social media account urging her wide fan-base to attend.

Dina, who recently launch a video-clip from her latest album 'Slumber', has in recent years gained success not only in Egypt, but also abroad, playing shows across the United States, Europe and Africa.

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Her music style has significant Egyptian and wider African influences, and she has collaborated with The Nile Project, an initiative that includes musicians from Nile Basin countries.

She went on tour to the US last year, playing in many important venues, as part of the Center Stage Initiative as she released her second album, Slumber, which has a different sound to her previous work, Turning Back (2014).

Almost 45 concerts is being held at the 28th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing between 18 August and 1 September hosting three concerts everyday at the historical venue.

Cairo Steps, Massar Egbari, Nesma Abdel Aziz, Ali El-Haggar, Hani Shaker, Medhat Saleh, and Ghalia Ben Ali are among the performers with Omar Khairat will conclude the event, that is also hoting performances from Algeria, China, Namibian and Venezuela.

Programme:
Saturday 31 August
Salah ad-Din Citadel, Cairo

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