Art Alert: Ghalia Ben Ali to perform in Alexandria with Egyptian musicians

Ahram Online, Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Tunisian singer will perform at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Saturday 14 December

Ghalia Ben Ali
Ghalia Ben Ali performs in Cairo's El-Geneina Theatre during the 2013 Hayy Festival. (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)

Tunisian singer Ghalia Ben Ali will perform at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Saturday 14 December, presenting her latest musical project "See You in Alexandria."

Ben Ali will be performing her most popular music, as well as a new set of songs written by a few young Egyptian poets. A group of Egyptian musicians will perform with Ben Ali, including Ayman Asfour, Wael El-Said, Ahmed Maher, Hany Badeer and Ayman Mabrook.

The singer, who was born in Belgium but grew up in the Tunisian town of Zarzis, is known for blending musical influences from different traditions, and has been described as an artist who brings East and West together. She fuses elements of Arabic classical style with jazz and Indian music.

Ben Ali performed at Plaza Cinema on Saturday 7 December as part of the closing day of the Sixth European Film Panorama.

Saturday 14 December, at 7pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Arts Centre, Main Hall, Shatby, Alexandria


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