Art Alert: Moroccan songstress Oum to perform at Cairo's Genaina Theatre

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Jul 2017

This is the singer's first time performing Egypt

Moroccan singer Oum (Photo: Still from music video)

Moroccan singer Oum Al-Gheith, will perform in Cairo at El-Genaina Theatre on 26 July.

The singer and songwriter – known as Oum – is characterized by her eclectic blend of soul, jazz, Sufi, gospel, hassani poetry (from the Moroccan desert culture) and Arabic tunes.

She studied architecture in Rabat, and after graduating in 2002 decided to focus on music, launching her first album in 2009 titled Lik’Oum.

Her best-known album Soul of Morocco was launched in 2013, followed by her fourth album in 2015 titled Zarabi, which means carpets in the Moroccan Darija dialect. Zarabi is a tribute to the carpet weavers of the village of M'Hamid El-Ghizlane.

Oum was invited to the UNESCO headquarters in Paris to perform on the occasion of International Women’s day in 2012.

26 July at 8.30pm
El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem street, Cairo


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