Together with his ensemble, El-Tohamy will introduce a selection of his classic repertoire that combines memorised traditional Sufi chants and poems.
Born in Assiut in 1949, El-Tohamy studied at Al-Azhar schools and has performed in big Islamic Mowlid (birthday) events over the past several decades, building fame in Egypt as well across Arab and Islamic countries.
His recordings are some of the country’s most-listened-to music, especially among fans in Upper Egypt.
He has also performed in various parts of the globe including England, France and India.
El-Tohamy is the father of another famous chanter, Mahmoud El-Tohamy, who is performing on Wednesday at Opera Damanhour.
Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Cairo Opera House is hosting a series of events and performances, including concerts for Ali El-Haggar, Medhat Saleh, Ghalia Ben Ali and others.
Wednesday 20 April, at 9:30 pm
Cairo Opera House, Open Theatre