Saudi Arabia to establish 1st music institute



Sun, 03 Mar 2019 - 12:05 GMT


Sun, 03 Mar 2019 - 12:05 GMT

FILE - Turki al-Sheikh

FILE - Turki al-Sheikh

CAIRO – 3 March 2019: Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority Turki Al-Sheikh announced that Saudi Arabia will establish its first music institute.

Sheikh added during a special memorial concert in Riyadh in honor of late Abu Bakr Salem Belfkih that the General Authority for Culture is in the process of issuing a license to establish the first Saudi music institute.

A concert for Abu Bakr Salem Belfkih,dubbed the “golden voice” of the Arab world,was held at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh, using hologram technology.

A notable group of Arab artists attendedBelfkih's honouring ceremony, including Mutref Al-Mutref ,Fuad Abdel, Nabil Shuail, Ali bin Mohammed, Rabeh Sager, Abdallah Al-Rowaished and Belfkih’s son Aseel.

It is worth mentioning that Saudi Arabia launched for the first time in its history the cultural and touristic festival,Winterat Tantora, which kicked off on Thursday, December 20 and concluded on February 9, 2019.

Winter at Tantora festival which ran for seven weeks in the dazzling city of Al-Ula housed numerous programs and events.

A notable cast of Egyptian artists were keen to support this unique festival that took place in Al-Ula city which is famous for its marvellous rock monuments.

Also, famed Egyptian musician Omar Khairat performed a historical concert in the festival on Friday, January 11and dazzled all the attendees with his music.

Egyptian prominent stars, Hussein Fahmy, Ahmed Bedeir, HalaSedky, Magda Zaki, AmrSaad, Ahmed Fahmy, Mohamed Sharnouby, Haitham Shaker, and MostafaKhater,in addition to Head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities MostafaWaziry, attended the unforgettable concert of the legendary Egyptian musician.

The Egyptian artists were keen to visit all the touristic,artistic and archaeological places in the great ancient Saudi city.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has taken plenty of steps to transfer the kingdom, which was famous for its ultra-conservative culture, to a new culturally and socially open country.



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