Baligh Hamdi - Press photo
Baligh Hamdi - Press photo

Cairo Opera House commemorates Baligh Hamdi on Sept. 5

Wed, Sep. 4, 2019
CAIRO - 4 September 2019: The Egyptian Opera House, headed by Dr. Magdy Saber, commemorates the 26th anniversary of the departure of musician Baligh Hamdy on the Grand Theater on Sept. 5 at 8 pm.

Abdel Halim Nouira’s Band of Arabic Music, led by Maestro Salah Ghobashi, will present a concert starting its musical season of 2019 - 2020.

The program includes a variety of the most important works of the late musician including, “Ala el Rababa”, “Ohdono el Ayam”, “Tayer ya Hawa”, “Salamat ya habayeb”, “Leila”, “Fe wust el tareek”, “El Teir el mosafer”, “Layalina”, “Ashka we ghalbana”, among others.

The songs will be performed by Marwa Hamdy, Hossam Hosny, Ayat Farouk, Amira Ahmed, Mohamed el Khouly, Nihad Fathy, Walid Haidar and Rehab Omar.

It is known that Hamdi was born on October 7, 1931 and mastered playing the oud at the age of nine. He joined the Fouad I Music Institute (now the Institute of Arab Music) and started his career as a singer where he recorded 4 songs on the Egyptian radio.

Hamdi then shifted to composing and achieved fame in 1957 when he introduced the first musical composition to Abdel Halim Hafez (Tkhonoh).

The late musical icon had also collaborated with the most famous Egyptian and Arab singers including Umm Kulthum, Warda, Fayza Ahmed, Shadia, Nagat, Sabah, Mayada el-Hennawy, Aziza Galal, Ali el Haggar, Hany Shaker, Mohamed Roshdy, Samira Said and Latifa.

Hamdi died on September 12, 1993 at the age of 62, leaving a wealth of artistic melodies.

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