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Art Alert: Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud El-Tohamy at El-Sawy Culturewheel

The head of the Egyptian Association of Religious Hymns and Litanies, ElTohamy has released an album lately with modern commercial arrangements

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Jul 2019
Mahmoud ElTohamy
Mahmoud ElTohamy in 'Sufism vs. Modernism' concert at the Cairo Opera House, Sunday 25 February 2018 (Photo: Laila Farouk)
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Famous Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud El-Tohamy will perform at El-Sawy Culturewheel on Friday 26 July, playing his traditional folk repertoire.

The head of the Egyptian Association of Religious Hymns and Litanies, El-Tohamy, who released his latest album of Islamic folk poetry in contemporary commercial pop arrangements, is son of the pioneer Sufi chanter Shiekh Yassin El-Tohamy.

Born in 1979, the son started his career in his boyhood by following the footsteps of his father, performing Sufi poetry chants in traditional Islamic Sunni events across the country. He has sung for crowds that sometimes numbered hundreds of thousands in big moulid events in Cairo's Al-Hussein and Al-Saida Zeinab districts.

He was featured in three concerts in 2018 with Egypt's Grammy Award winner Fathy Salama and his band Sharkiat in a project named 'Sufism vs Modernism' aiming to revive the genre in new styles.

Programme:
Friday, 26 July at 7pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, Zamalek

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