Egyptian Islamic chanter Mahmoud El-Tohamy performs 'Harmonies of the Heart' concert

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 May 2020

El-Tohamy's livestreamed concert was held amid the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation's online art programme for Ramadan

Mahmoud ElTohamy

The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) online platforms hosted on Saturday famous Egyptian Islamic chanter Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy and his team of musicians and chanters in a concert entitled 'Harmonies of the Heart' amid their Ramadan programme.

Opening his performance with 'Al-Burda', by Al-Busiri of the 13th century, El-Tohamy sang a set of his traditional praying and praising poems with a modern music approach.

With a repertoire of over 300 poems, the head and founder of the Egyptian Islamic Chanters Syndicate is tremendously active and always keen to renew the folkloric art.

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

Other activities of the ADMAF's 'Culture Is Humanity, In Solidarity: Ramadan Series' program will include opera singer Hiba Al Kawas (11 May) and Islamic star singer and songwriter Sami Yusuf (13 May).



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