Renowned Egyptian singer Afaf Rady to perform at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Eslam Omar , Friday 29 Oct 2021

Renowned Egyptian singer Afaf Rady will perform at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina for the first time on 4 November as part of the 30th Arab Music Festival and Conference.

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After returning to performing following almost seven years of absence, Rady, 67, was honoured by the culture ministry during her successful comeback concert in September.

Rady is expected to perform some of her most well-known songs, in which she collaborated with legendary Arab musicians including Gharb El-Gezeira and Ya Wabour El-Sa'a 12 (by the Lebanese Rahbani Brothers), Hawa ya Hawa, Roddo El-Salam, Yemken Ala Balo Habibi (Baligh Hamdy), Betesa'l Ya Habib, Howa Al-Tarik (Ammar El-Sherie), Eb'ed ya Hob (Mounir Mourad), Yehdeek Yerdeek (Mohamed El-Mougy) and Masr Heya Ommy (Kamal El-Taweel).

Rady, an experienced artist who belongs to a famous artistic family, inspired a generation with her popular kids’ songs and a huge collection of patriotic and romantic songs, as well as a few theatre musicals and movies. She has proved exceptionally talented in her various endeavours.

In recent years, Rady has recorded few songs, including a song produced as part of a fund-raising campaign and another featured on the popular TV series 'Abou El-Arousa'.

Running since 1932, the 30th the Arab Music Festival and Conference is being held from 1 to 15 November at six theatres in Cairo, Alexandria and Beheira. The event is being dedicated to late legendary musicians Abdo Dagher and Gamal Salama.

The prestigious event will host 33 concerts by over 100 artists from 10 Arab countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Joran and Oman.

Other stars performing at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which is hosting the Arab Music Festival for the first time, are Lebanese Assi El-Hallani (1 November) and Marwan Khoury (5 November), Egyptians Medhat Saleh (7 November) and Ali El-Haggar (12 November) and Tunisian Saber Rebai (11 November).

Thursday 4 November at 8pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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