Egyptian minister of Culture Neveen Elkilany (R) meeting with singer Ali El-Haggar at her office on Monday, 6 June.
The project, titled '100 Years of Singing', seeks to bring back the traditional 'tarab' singing style that defined Egyptian music for a century, the statement said.
“The ministry is open to all serious projects that aim to preserve our heritage and nurture emerging talents,” said El-Kilany.
El-Haggar expressed his excitement about the upcoming concert series, hoping that it will introduce younger generations to the authentic beauty of Egyptian singing.
The performances will feature a modern arrangement by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, creating a captivating blend of traditional and contemporary sounds.
These concerts follow the recent success of Medhat Saleh's ‘El-Asateza’, where classic songs were revived with modern orchestral arrangements.
El-Haggar aims to build on his example with soulful renditions of classic songs.
A prominent singer in Egypt and the Arab world for over four decades, El-Haggar has earned acclaim for his interpretations of lyrics from renowned poets like Salah Jahin, Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudy, and Sayed Hegab.
He has collaborated with esteemed composers such as Baligh Hamdy, Sayed Mekkawy, Omar Khairat, and Fathy Salama, among others.
El-Haggar's repertoire includes famous love songs like 'Arfa,' 'Bahebek,' and 'Tegiesh N'eish.' He is also known for his contributions to popular television series themes such as 'El-Mal Wel-Banon,' 'El-Shahd Wal-Domou,' and 'El-Leqaa El-Thany.'