Lebanon's Marcel Khalife honoured at Al-Ahram: VIDEO

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Oct 2014

The renowned Lebanese musician was celebrated ahead of his two concerts in Cairo and Alexandria this weekend

Marcel Khalife
From right to left: Mohamed Abdel-Hady, Marcel Khalife and Ahmed El-Naggar at Al-Ahram on 23 October (Photo: Ayman Hafez)

Renowned Lebanese musician Marcel Khalife was honoured Thursday at Al-Ahram's premises during a press conference organised ahead of his two performances in Egypt this weekend.

Khalife, along with his two sons Rami and Bachar, will perform in Cairo and Alexandria on 24 and 25 October, respectively.

Chairman of Al-Ahram Ahmed El-Naggar and editor-in-chief Mohamed Abdel-Hady presented the award to Khalife, welcoming the musical giant to Egypt after a six-year hiatus.

During the press conference, El-Naggar told audiences that it was Khalife who transported the words of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish to large audiences.

"He is the voice of humanity," El-Naggar told the crowd.

Meanwhile, Abdel-Hady said: "Marcel Khalife represents hope that the Palestinian issue will live on … he is also a pioneer in the fight against intellectual terrorism."

Khalife did not take questions from the audience; instead, he recited a poem about hope and struggle.

Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen, who will be joining the trio on stage, was among the attendees at the press conference.

The concerts are organised by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Arts Centre. This will be the first time for Marcel, Rami and Bachar Khalife to perform as the newly established Khalife Trio, introducing their family project to Egyptian audiences.


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