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Assi al-Hellani to perform in Cairo Opera House

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017
CAIRO – 7 November 2017: The well-known Lebanese singer Assi al-Hellani will perform a concert in Cairo Opera House's Main Hall on Tuesday, November 7 as part of the events of the 26th Arab Music Festival.




On Monday, Hellani posted on his Twitter account a video with the comment: “Egypt is great; this is part of the rehearsals for tomorrow’s concert.”

Hellani is a renowned Lebanese singer who was born in 1970. His musical career started after winning the famous Lebanese TV program “Studio al-Fan” (Art Studio) when he was 17 years old.

Hellani has released more than a dozen albums; among his top hits are "Wani Mareq Mareet," "Amshi Lihali," "Mali Saber," "Ahebbak Gedan," "Ahla al-Oyoun," "Shoag al-Sahara," "Azabounii," "Bel Arabi," "Saalouni," "Ya Memah" and "Kayed Ozzalak".

"Musical Drama” was the main theme of the opening ceremony of the festival. The opening ceremony shed light on the role of oriental music in Egyptian and Arab drama.

An orchestra especially formed for this occasion performed at the opening ceremony, led by conductor Ahmed Atef and head of the Cairo Opera House Inas Abdel Dayem.

At least 84 Arab musicians are taking part in this year’s edition of the festival, which is dedicated to honouring the memory of lead singer Mohsen Farouk.

Eight Arab countries are set to give performances in six theatres including the Cairo Opera House, Arabic Music Institute, Alexandria Opera House, and Damanhour Opera House.

A renowned set of musicians and singers, including Medhat Saleh, Mohamed al-Helw, Ali al-Haggar, Nadia Mostafa, Lotfi Bushnaq, Abdallah al-Rowaished, Mohamed Tharwat, Hany Shaker, and Safwan Bahlawan, are taking part at the festival.
Moreover, around 14 musicians will give solo performances during the festival, including Cairo Opera House director’s Inas Abdel Dayem, Salem Abdul Kerem, pianist Hassan Sharara, and violinist Mahmoud Soror.

The festival will also feature 31 choirs and orchestras including the Ministry of Youth Orchestra, the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, and Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music.

Various iconic Arab musicians will be honoured such as Talal Maddah, Sayed Hegab, Rageh Daoud, Raad Khalaf, and Amr Selim.
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