Art Alert: Wust El-Balad at Cairo Opera House amid Summer Festival

Eslam Omar , Sunday 9 Jun 2019

Summer Festival, between 12 and 20 June, will host daily performances of famous Egyptian bands and singers

 Wust El-Balad

Egyptian band Wust El-Balad, which played a key role in shaping Egypt’s underground scene with their success in the 2000s, are performing amid the Cairo Opera House's Summer Festival on Saturday, 15 June.

The group, that remained successful after changes in their formation, released their last album, 'Bantalony El-Jeans,' last year — their fourth after Wust El-Balad (2007), Rubabekya (2011) and Karakib (2014).

Wust El-Balad are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. More active lately, their co-founder and lead singer, Hany Adel, is currently starring in films and on television.

Wust El Balad - Enta Had

The Summer Festival will kick-off at the Open Air Theatre at the Opera on Wednesday, 12 June, with an acoustic concert of Massar Egbari featuring guest musicians that will include members of Wust El-Balad.

The festival will last until 20 June with daily concerts for Ali El-Haggar (13 June), Tamer Ashour (14), Taksir Sharqi (16), Hisham Kharma (17), Karmen Soliman (18), Mohamed El-Sharnouby (19) and ending with Nesma Mahgoub on 20 June.

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