Alexandria festival honors prominent figures



Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - 06:14 GMT


Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - 06:14 GMT

Cairo Big Band Society – Photo by Egypt Today

Cairo Big Band Society – Photo by Egypt Today

CAIRO – 22 October 2017: Alexandria International Song Festival honored many prominent figures during its closing ceremony held in Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Friday, October 20.

The ceremony was attended by the governor of Alexandria Mohamed Sultan, Beheira governor Nadia Ahmed Abdo and the dean of the Diplomatic Corps Osama Khashab

The international expert of the United Nation Mohammed Noureddine and the Egyptian fine artist Eman Hakim were honored in the festival, alongside a number of young entrepreneurs.

Alexandria's police chief Amin Ezzedin, Tunisian actress Aicha Ben Ahmed, Sherine Abbas Helmy and many other journalists were commended.

During the closing ceremony, the chairman of the festival Auf Hammam paid tribute to the families of Alexandria describing them as “life makers.”

The renowned Moroccan singer Samira Saeed also performed in the closing ceremony.

Alexandria International Song Festival kicked off on Friday, October 13 and ran until October 20. The festival started its events with a concert by the veteran Egyptian singer Medhat Saleh.

In addition four foreign artists, Arab and Egyptian musical troupes participated in the festival. They toured the different Alexandrian districts to perform their songs in the presence of a number of international news agencies, which sent a message to the world that Egypt is able to provide art in various forms despite all the difficult circumstances.



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