Mohamed Mounir and Enas Abdel Dayem - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 26 February 2018: Mohamed Mounir is set to perform at the Karnak Temple on March 18 as part of a ceremony celebrating Luxor being the Arab Cultural Capital for the year 2017, before handing the Arab Cultural Capital flame to the city of Oujda, Morocco for 2018.
The Arab Cultural Capital is a title given by the standing Committee on Arab Culture, which is a committee chosen and agreed on by the ministers of culture in all Arab countries. The title is given to a different city of a different country each year, as it aims to encourage cultural exchange and expand cultural activities in the Arab world.
Egyptian Minister of Culture Ines Abdeldayem has organized a huge ceremony to hand the Arab Cultural Capital flame from Luxor to Oujda, and she invited famous Egyptian pop star Mohamed Mounir, known as “the King”, to perform a special show for the historical event.
Mounir is one of the most remarkable singers in modern Egyptian history. He is well known for his lyrics that discuss various social and humanity issues. His unique sound has invaded the music market as a game changer, having changed the classic band shape theory in Egypt, which included a full orchestra for the pop star, into a small band with western instruments playing a brand new innovative music that combines western mentality with the oriental and African vision.