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Ghalia Benali to perform at Cairo Opera House May 26

Sun, May. 26, 2019

CAIRO – 26 May 2019: Famed Tunisian artist Ghalia Benali will perform a concert at Cairo Opera House on May 26 as part of Cairo Opera House’s Ramadan concerts.

Benali participated for the first time as an actress in the 40th edition of Cairo International Film Festival with her Tunisian movie "Fatwa".

"Fatwa" won the Golden Tanit award from Carthage International Film Festival.

Ben Ali studied art in Belgium and then found herself mesmerized by the multiculturalism of the Middle East.

She grew up listening to the voices of Umm Kulthum and other Arab legends, and watching Arabic films that later contributed to her understanding of the multiple Arabic cultures and philosophies.

She embarked on her artistic journey and released her first album in the late 1990s. Her album “Ghalia Benali Sings Om Kalthoum”, released in 2010, attracted many Arab youth to enjoy the classical strong lyrics of the famous Umm Kulthum and discover ben Ali.

Ben Ali participated in Citybeats Music Festival which kicked off on June 4 in Paris.

Being the first Arab music festival in Paris, Citybeats Music Festival hosted in its first edition three Arab music stars: Tunisian Ghalia ben Ali, Egyptian Maryam Saleh and Palestinian-Jordanian singer El-Farei.
 
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