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Egyptian Mohamed Mohsen, Heritage Ensemble for Arabic Music to perform in Bahrain

The concert will take place in Manama's state of the art National Theatre

Ahram Online , Wednesday 23 Mar 2016
Mohamed Mohsen
Mohamed Mohsen (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic)

Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen and the Heritage Ensemble for Arabic Music, conducted by Mohamed Ismail El-Mougy, will hold a concert on Thursday in Manama, Bahrain.

The concert will be held in the National Theatre's culture hall as part of the Cultural Spring Festival and will be attended by Bahrain's culture minister Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, and Egypt’s ambassador to Bahrain, Soha Refaat.

Mohsen will be singing a number of Egyptian songs that feature prominently in the collective Arab identity, including Shed El-Hezam, Salama Ya Salama, Aho Da Elly Sar, El-Bahr Beyedhak Leh.

He will also perform songs by Sayed Darwish, incuding Ana Mot Fi Hoby, and songs by Mohamed Abdel-Wahab including Kol Da Kan Leh and Khayef Aool Elly Fe Alby.

Mohsen, an Egyptian singer known for his songs protesting former autocrat Hosni Mubarak's, sprung to fame during Egypt's 2011 revolt.

He performed in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the centre of the protests that toppled Mubarak.

The Heritage Ensemble for Arabic Music is one of the Cairo Opera House's artistic companies, and their participation in the Cultural Spring Festival comes as an effort to strengthen cultural and artistic ties between Egypt and Bahrain.

The Cairo Opera Ballet has also performed at the festival.

Chairperson of Cairo Opera House, Ines Abd El-Dayem, met with Al-Khalifa to discuss future joint projects and cooperation between the two entities.

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