Dalia Ihab Younes to perform Arabic versions of Christmas carols in New York

Ahram Online , Ati Metwaly , Wednesday 22 Dec 2021

Egyptian singer Dalia Ihab Younis will perform Arabic versions of popular Christmas carols as part of St. Patrick’s Cathedral ‘Guest Choir Concert Series’ in New York on Wednesday 22 December.

Dalia Ihab Younis (Photo: Dalia Ihab Younis Facebook page)

Promoted as a “first-of-its-kind event in New York City” showcasing an Egyptian Muslim singer, the event will take place at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral — the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop.

The concert will be streamed on the Cathedral’s website and YouTube channel.

Dalia is a former medical practitioner who followed her creative passion and began her musical career in 2017.

She launched the ‘Singing Circle’, a non-profit initiative that aims to help others express, explore, and recover through collective singing; and the ‘Fucis Music Project.’ 

She also helms the ‘Klaxics Project’ — an A cappella group that sings folk, pop, and original songs that relate to the public in Egyptian Arabic — which amassed 4 million views on social platforms when it launched in 2018.

The mezzo soprano motored, joined, and featured in numerous music projects and community-based initiatives, including the German University in Cairo’s ‘Music Ensemble’, Lebanon’s ‘Fayha Choir’, and the Egyptian ‘Lullabies Project.’

She was also a guest performer at the ‘Together for Egypt’ interfaith dialogue programme’s closing ceremony at Gusour Cultural Center, among many other activities disclosed in her rich biography.

“She wrote her own lyrics, music, and arrangements for A cappella; joined and led choirs; and facilitated A cappella and song writing workshops. The core values of all her projects are giving a voice to the voiceless and creating an enabling and supportive setting that cherishes self-expression, respect, and diversity,” reads her biography.

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