Egyptian soprano Fatma Said to perform in Global Citizen Live alongside international artistic heavyweights

Ati Metwaly , Monday 20 Sep 2021

Dozens of renowned international performers, activists, world leaders, and philanthropists will be taking part in a 24-hour global event that begins on 25 September

Fatma Said

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said will be joining the remarkable line-up of artists, activists, world leaders, and philanthropists who will be participating in the upcoming Global Citizen Live that will be held on 25 September.

Global Citizen Live is a 24-hour event that includes concerts and meetings with renowned figures on numerous stages around the globe. The event takes place and is broadcasted simultaneously from Lagos, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Sydney, and other major metropolises.

Besides Egyptian soprano Fatma Said, the event’s upcoming edition will also feature artists such as Elton John, Ricky Martin, One Republic, Metallica, Lizzo, Lorde, Zara Khan, Duran Duran, Demi Levato, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue, Keith Urban, along with dozens of other names of musicians from all generations and representing a variety of music genres.

The event is part of Global Citizen’s 2021 global campaign, a recovery plan for the world which is focusing on five key objectives this year: ending COVID-19 for all, ending the hunger crisis, resuming education for all, protecting the planet, and advancing equity for all.

The campaign operates on numerous levels, as it assures that the proceeds from the tickets are donated to numerous causes addressing communities in need, and it involves world leaders in the event, which sheds light on the crises faced by millions of people and calls global citizens to action to instigate change and cause an impact within the most underprivileged communities around the world.

Fatma Said is the first Egyptian musician to ever take part in a global event of this scale, rubbing shoulders with the best-known names of the global artistic scene.

The soprano is one of Egypt’s brightest stars of classical music, with a portfolio that includes significant accomplishments.

Fatma Said was the first Egyptian singer to be accepted to La Scala Academy in Milan and went on to perform there in Mozart’s Magic Flute.

Said was also one of six musicians selected by BBC Radio 3 to take part in its New Generation Artist Scheme from 2016 to 2018.

In April, BBC Music Magazine named Fatma Said the “Newcomer of the Year” as part of its 16th Annual Awards. She also won the Vocal Award for her debut album ‘Al-Nour’, which was released by Warner Classics and featured pianist Malcolm Martineau.

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