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Art Alert: Mohamed Mounir to celebrate 42 years of creative journey with a concert

Mounir will give a concert at the Cairo Opera House where he performed for over four decades

Ahram Online , Friday 23 Apr 2021
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Egyptian renowned singer Mohamed Mounir will give a concert at the Cairo Opera House on Sunday 25 April.

The event is described as The King's celebration of 42 years that he has performed on the stages of Cairo Opera.

The evening comes within the Opera's programming tailored for the holy month of Ramadan and staged in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour.

Other performers participating in Ramadan Nights include Nesma Abdel-Aziz, Medhat Saleh, Dina El-Wedidi, Nouran Abu Taleb, Yassin El-Tohamy, Ghalia Benali, Hadra Troupe for Sufi Chanting, Om El-Nour Choir, concerts by the Talents Development Centre, the Abdel-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arabic Music, the Cairo Conservatory Orchestra, the Sayed Darwish Heritage Ensemble, Islamic ensembles, among many other musicians.

For several decades now, Mohamed Mounir has carved himself a special place in the hearts of Egyptian listeners, while his fan base goes far beyond his home-country’s borders with concerts staged across the globe.

Mounir has embraced the Nubian musical culture and the Egyptian creative traditions at large since the launch of his career in early 1970s. To many, The King (as his fans refer to the singer) is a household name, speaking to generations and attracting large crowds to his live performances.

With lyrics often based on the work of famous poets, Mounir sings about social and human issues, family and friends, tradition, the country and its people. While doing so, his creative malleability allows him to feel comfortable in small formations as well as with an orchestral setting where the traditional tunes meet a variety of other genres.

Throughout his decades-long career, Mounir released over 20 albums while giving frequent performances in Egypt and the region. 

The Cairo Opera's management assures that all safety measures are put in place, with social distancing and a reduced number of audiences being imposed in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

Programme:

Sunday 25 April, 9.30pm
Cairo Opera House, Fountain Theatre (open air theatre), Zamalek, Cairo

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