Strong Palestinian presence at Egypt’s festival for Franco-Arab music

Ahram Online , Tuesday 10 Jul 2018

The festival runs between 17 and 23 July in Sharm El-Sheikh

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The Egyptian International Festival for Franco-Arab Music taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh saw a strong Palestinian presence, especially in the Mohamed El-Mogy competition.

The festival, in its second year, includes a total of 31 musicians and singers from eight Arab countries.

Singers perform pieces composed by renowned Egyptian composer El-Mogy.

Many of the Palestinian singers, including Mohamed Nasrawy, Amgad Sarhan, Hassan Abo Shmeis, and Raouf El-Belbeisy, have chosen songs sung by Abdel-Halim Hafez.

Others, such as Khaled Kiwan, have chosen songs by Um Kalthoum, while others perform pieces by Nagat, Soad Hosny, Moharram Fouad and Nagah Selim.

The audience will be able to vote online for the best singer throughout the competition.

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