Art Alert: Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud ElTohamy at El-Sawy Culturewheel

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 Feb 2019

The head of the Egyptian Association of Religious Hymns and Litanies, ElTohamy has released an album lately with modern commercial arrangements

Mahmoud ElTohamy in
Mahmoud ElTohamy in 'Sufism vs. Modernism' concert at the Cairo Opera House, Sunday 25 February 2018 (Photo: Laila Farouk)

Famous Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud ElTohamy will perform at El-Sawy Culturewheel on Friday 22 February, playing his traditional folk repertoire.

The head of the Egyptian Association of Religious Hymns and Litanies ElTohamy, who released his latest album of Islamic folk poetry in contemporary commercial pop arrangements, is son of the pioneer Sufi chanter Shiekh Yassin ElTohamy.

Born in 1979, the son started his career early in his boyhood by following in the footsteps of his father, performing Sufi poetry chants in traditional Islamic Sunni events across the country for crowds that sometimes numbered hundreds of thousands in big moulid events Cairo's Al-Hussein and Al-Saida Zeinab districts.

He was featured in three concerts in 2018 with Egypt's Grammy Award winner Fathy Salama and his band Sharkiat in a project named 'Sufism vs Modernism' aiming to revive the genre in new styles.

Friday, 22 February, 7pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, Zamalek

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