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Jerash Festival kicked off Thursday

Fri, Jul. 21, 2017
CAIRO – 21 July 2017: The 32nd Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts officially kicked off on Thursday in the ancient Greco-Roman town of Jerash.

This year’s festival will witness plenty of famous Arab singers performances, Jordanian, Arab and global troupes, poetry recitals, handcrafts display and art exhibitions.

The opening ceremony included an operetta named ’Ya Biladi’ performed by Jordanian singers. Jordanian singer Omar Abdullat sang in the opening ceremony a selection of his famous songs.

The festival will include a pure Egyptian night that will host famous Egyptian singers, who are the great veteran singer Hany Shaker and the talented Egyptian singer Riham Abdel Hakim.

While the Lebanese singers participating in the festival includes Nancy Agram, Rageb Allama, Wael Kafoury, Nawal el-Zoghouby and Waleed Tawfik.

‘Jerusalem in the heart of the Jordanians’ is a seminar that will take place in the festival. Jerash Festival was first held in 1981. It is considered one of the major cultural festivals in the Middle East.
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