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Art Alert: Massar Egbari in concert at Cairo Opera House

Egypt re-launched culture activities two weeks ago after a four-month suspension amid the coronavirus shutdown

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Jul 2020
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Popular Egyptian band Massar Egbari will give a live concert on 22 July at the Cairo Opera House's newly-established open-air stage Fountain Theatre.

The band will introduce original songs addressing social topics, such as 'Fakrah' (Do You Remember), 'Mafish Haga' (Nothing), 'Hawy' (Magician), 'Tareeq Tany (Another Road) and many others.

Massar Egbari's last appearance was an online streaming concert in early June during the first season of the WE Online Music Festival.

Founded in 2005 and coming to prominence a few years later, Massar Egbari is at present one of the leading independent bands in Egypt, with the line-up of well-known musicians Hani El-Dakkak (guitar and lead vocal), Ahmed Hafez (bass guitar), Tamer Attallah (drums), Ayman Massoud (keyboards), and Mahmoud Siam (guitar).

The band has remained active during the general shutdown of cultural activities. It was the first independent Egyptian band to livestream a concert on 24 March.

After a four-month suspension amid the coronavirus shutdown, the Cairo Opera House re-launched activities on 9 July amid strict precautionary measures.

 

Programme
Wednesday 22 July, 8pm
afoura (Fountain) Theatre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

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