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Angham shines on sixth day of Cairo's Arab Music Festival

The well-known Egyptian singer took to the stage of the Cairo Opera House on 6 November

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Nov 2019
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Angham at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: courtesy of the Cairo Opera House)
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Renowned Egyptian singer Angham gave a concert on Wednesday at the Cairo Opera House.

The evening was part of the ongoing 28th Arab Music Festival, which kicked off on 1 November and continues until 12 November.

Accompanied by an orchestra under the baton of Hani Farahat, Angham performed 24 of her songs for an audience, including many of her fan-favourites.

Angham performed Omry Maak, the title song from her 16th album; Hala Khasa Geddan, the title song from her latest album; and Ya Retak Fahemny, Ben Elbenen, Albak, Arafha Beya, Baatly Nazra, Ma Bahebsh El-Khesam, Sidi Wisalak, among many other well-known hits.

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Angham at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: courtesy of the Cairo Opera House)

Born in 1972, Angham is considered one of the best female voices in Arab music today.

Daughter of composer, violinist and singer Mohamed Ali Soliman, and artist Mageda Abdel-Haleem, Angham is a graduate of the Cairo Conservatory.

She launched her career beside her father in the late 1980s, before embarking on her own independent path.

Angham has fast reached wide popularity, performing in Egypt and across the Arab region. Apart from her travels to give concerts in numerous Arab countries and at many festivals, she performs frequently for her fans in Egypt.

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Angham at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: courtesy of the Cairo Opera House)

To date, Angham has released 26 albums, with the latest one being this year’s Hala Khassa Geddan (“Very Special Case”).

In her performance on 6 November, Angham was preceded by a musical segment, with Islam Al-Qasabji playing a number of his original compositions for the oud.

The 28th edition of the Arab Music Festival continues to draw a large number of music lovers to the Cairo Opera House and other venues which are hosting the events: the Arab Music Institute, El-Gomhoreya Theatre, the Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) and the Damanhour Opera House.

The festival runs for 12 days (1-12 November) and is hosting a total of 92 artists from seven Arab countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, and Oman).

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Angham at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: courtesy of the Cairo Opera House)

Angham
Angham at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: courtesy of the Cairo Opera House)

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