In co-op with Tourism Min., CNN broadcasts interview with Russ from Egypt's New Alamein
CAIRO - 21 August 2019: In cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, the CNN has broadcast an interview with famous American rapper, Russell Vitale, from New Al-Alamein city, where MyEgypt hashtag was highlighted.
The hashtag aims to present different stories about Egypt through the experiences of tourists.
During the interview, the famous American rapper Russ spoke about his concert on August 2, referring to the reasons behind choosing Egypt for the concert. He expressed his admiration for the beauty of the sea in the north coast.
He expressed his great happiness with the presence of the Egyptian audience, as 8,000 young people reportedly attended the concert.
Russ said he felt Egypt is a country full of love and warmth, and this is what he touched in everyone he met. He said that he would like to hold more concerts in the African state.
The famous singer said that he calls, through his songs and concerts held around the world, for communication between human beings, and for spreading the concepts of love and peace.
Vitale performed a huge successful concert in Egypt for the first time at New Alamein city on August 2 at 8 pm.
The stage was designed by four statues of ancient Egyptian goddesses such as Anubis.
Vitale is a rapper and an independent artist who produces, writes and distributes all his musical works. Currently, the young rapper is considered as one of the most prominent rap icons in the US.
Vitale songs are very popular in the Arab world because it promotes optimism and the vitality of hard work, diligence and fulfilling dreams.
The famed American rapper claimed the seventh place in the Billboard 200, and the fifth place on the R&B/Rap ranking. Vitale also received the Riaa Golden Award for his songs “What They Want” and “Losin’ Control”.
His album “There’s Really a Wolf” was granted the global Platinum award. Vitale’s concert will launch Al Alamain's international concerts of the summer season, which will include the world premiere of Jennifer Lopez on August 9.
On 8 May 2019, Egypt signed an agreement with CNN to promote tourism through implementing an international tourism campaign. The campaign will use different platforms, including television, as well as digital and social media sites.
On January 4, 2019, CNN Travel published their annual list of top destinations for the year, placing Egypt in Second place, after Christchurch, New Zealand.
Additional reporting by Anjy Essam