Mohamed Mounir gave a concert Friday in the open air venue of Heliopolis Club in Shorouk City where thousands of attendees expressed enthusiasm singing along with the lyrics of the Egyptian superstar dubbed “The King” by his loyal fans.
Mounir, 65, opened his performance with Heila Heila before introducing a number of his hits, including Rabbak Lamma Yerid (When Your God Wants), Ya Ahl El-Arab Wel-Tarab (O' People of Arab and Singing), Fi Ishk El-Banat (In Loving Girls), Alli Soutek (Sing Out-Loud) and Shababeek (Windows), ending his repertoire with Ashky L-Mein (To Whom Should I Complain), as is his custom.
The experienced star, who was recently honored at the 28th Arab Music Festival, has this year released several singles from his latest album Watan (Homeland), though he has been less active lately due to reported health troubles.
Watan is the first album the Nubian singer has released since Ahl El-Arab Wel-Tarab in 2012. His recent singles include Ana Mennek Etaelemt (I Learned from You) and El-Qahera (Cairo), which featured megastar Amr Diab.
Mounir, who performed in the same arena last month, has also starred in the TV series El-Moghanny (The Singer), produced in 2016, in addition to appearing in a few ad campaigns.
Mounir began his music career in the 1970s and quickly gained an international reputation, building his fame by collaborating with famous poets and lyricists like Salah Jahin, Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudy, Fouad Hadda, Ahmed Fouad Negm, Sayed Hegab and Abdel-Rehim Mansour.
In addition to reviving many Nubian folk tunes, Mounir has worked with other big name musicians like Yehia Khalil, Fathy Salama, Hani Shenouda, Ahmed Mounib, Aziz El-Nasser and Wagih Aziz in a variety of genres.
He has also appeared in many films, including director Youssef Chahine's Al-Maseer (Destiny), which competed in the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
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