Wust El-Balad, Ahmed Sheba & Marwa Nagy among Egyptian artists at Jordan's Jerash Festival

Ahram Online , Saturday 29 Jul 2023

Wust El-Balad band, Ahmed Sheba, and Marwa Nagy are among the Egyptian artists participating in this year's edition of Jordan's Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts.

Jerash Festival
Jerash Festival


The festival runs between 28 July and 6 August and features 343 artistic activities in 23 theatres across Jordan.

The stages will host Arab and international artists, including Khalid Abdul-Rahman (Saudi Arabia), Wael Kfouri (Lebanon), Ragheb Alama (Lebanon), Najwa Karam (Lebanon), George Wassouf (Syria), Diana Karzoun (Jordan), Hamdi Al-Manaseer‎ (Jordan), Nedaa Sharara (Jordan), Hani Mitwasi (Jordan), Saber Rebai (Tunisia), and the Circassian Folkloric Troupe.

Egypt is the guest of honour for this year's Jerash festival, and several Egyptian artists are actively participating, some of whom are performing for the first time in Jerash.  

These artists include Tablet Elsitt (29 July), El-Nafikha (29 & 30 July), Marwa Nagi (30 July), Wust El-Balad (1 August), Ahmed Sheba (1 August), and Hany Shaker (2 August).  

The 37th Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts features several artists performing music that belong to 20  genres and reflect their creative approach to their national musical heritage. The musicians belong to different generations, the youngest performers being just three years old.

The festival will also include pavilions where artists present products from their countries. One pavilion will be dedicated to raising awareness about Down Syndrome (DS) by showcasing the unique craftsmanship of people with DS. 

The Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts is an annual event held in Jerash — a historic city 48 kilometres north of the Jordanian capital Amman.

Queen Noor, wife of the late King Hussein of Jordan, founded the festival in 1981, and for decades it has hosted performances and concerts by several Jordanian, Arab, and international artists. 

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