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Art Alert: Shady Moanes' Hekayat to feature Ali El-Haggar at Cairo Opera House

At the 'Tufranil' album launch concert, Moanes will be sharing the stage with the famous Ali El-Haggar after their recent collaboration

Eslam Omar , Monday 25 Mar 2019
Shady Moanes
Shady Moanes during the final stages of the recording of his album 'Tufranil' at One Take Studio, January 2019 (Photo: Eslam Omar)
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Egyptian composer, singer and oud player Shady Moanes, and his band Hekayat, are gearing up for the 'Tufranil' album release concert scheduled for 9 April at the Small Hall of the Cairo Opera House, featuring famous singer Ali El-Haggar.

"I am very grateful that the album has gained the appreciation of fans. The upcoming concert will be very special, especially with the hosting of star Ali El-Haggar, who I love and adore," Moanes told Ahram Online on Monday.

Shady Moanes & moustafa ibraheem - Tafraneel

Moanes will sing 'Bedon Enzr', Kelmtein L-Masr and 'Tufranil' featuring talented poet Mostafa Ibrahim, while Nadine Amer will sing 'Bab El-Hawa' as Dina Salem will perform 'Kol Ma Tigy'.

El-Haggar will perform his recently released 'Leeh Eltareek' and 'Abl Ma Twaed', as both are composed by Moanes in collaboration with his usual crew; poet Micheal Adel and producer Rafik Adly.

Ali Elhaggar - Leeh Eltareek, composed by Shady Moanes

Hekayat's top percussionist Ayman Sedky and Ayman Mabrouk are confirmed for the event alongside accordionist Beshoy Shenouda, pianist Ahmed Adel, Ahmed Momtaz on ney, and Ahmed Ewis on the contrabass.

Founded by Moanes in 2009, Hekayat band, who are known for their oriental covers of Sayid Darwish and Sheikh Imam, have given a series of successful performances at various halls in Cairo, including the British Council and the Egyptian Museum.

Moanes, the Bait El-Oud graduate, co-founded the famous Eskendrella band with Hazem Shahin, who gained widespread fame in the early 2010s.

Shady Moanes's Bab El-Hawa by Nadine Amer

Programme:

Tuesday 9 April, 8pm
Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo

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