The activities of the 31st edition of the Arabic Music Festival and Conference will start from October 20 to November 3, and the Fountain Theater of the Cairo Opera House will host many gigantic concerts designed to accommodate massive crowds.
The opening ceremony will be held on October 20, Thursday, for the centenary of musician Ali Ismail, with the participation of singers Walid Haider, Amira Ahmed, Mohamed Hassan, Ahmed Effat, Ghada Adam, Hanan Essam, Noha Hafez, with the participation of the Cairo Opera Ballet, choreography by Armenia Kamel and direction of the Ahmed Effat Orchestra.
It has been announced that electronic reservations for all concerts of the festival have been open since Wednesday, via the Cairo Opera website.
On Friday evening October 21, artists Sarah Sahab, Fouad Zabadi and Mai Farouk, led by maestro Selim Sahab, will give a concert.
It will be followed by a concert on Saturday October 22, with the participation of Hani Shaker, Reham Abdel-Ghafour, Farah el-Mougy, solo guitarist Wahid Mamdouh, under the leadership of Maestro Mostafa Helmy.
Then comes a concert on Sunday, October 23, with the participation of Ragheb Alama for the first time in the Arab Music Festival, and preceded by a lyrical break by Marwa Nagy and Saad Ramadan.
Monday, October 24 will see a concert featuring Aly al-Haggar, Mohamed al-Helou, Enas Ezz Eddin, conducted by Ahmed Atef.
It will be followed by a concert on Tuesday, October 25, with the participation of singers Ramy Ayyash, Afaf Rady and Ayat Farouk, under the direction of Maestro Hazem al-Qasbagy.
Singer Carole Samaha will perform on Wednesday October 26, with the participation of Hassan Sharara and Mohamed Mohsen, under the guidance of Maestro Nair Nagy.
Singer Medhat Saleh will then perform on Thursday, October 27, with the participation of Diana Haddad, Ramy Ibrahim, Amr Selim and Wissam Khassaf, with the Abdel-Halim Nuwayra group under the direction of Maestro Ahmed Amer.
This will be followed by singer Assi al-Hallani’s concert with the al-Hefny group under the leadership of Hisham Nabawi, on Friday, October 28, with the participation of Nadia Mostafa and Amjad al-Atafi.
Then the musician Omar Khairat will perform on Saturday October 29, under the leadership of maestro Nair Nagy, then the singer Saber al-Rubai, on Sunday October 30, with the participation of Eman Abdel-Ghany.
Singers Jannat, Melhem Zein and Rehab Mutawa will perform on Monday, October 31 under the direction of Maestro Mohamed al-Mougy.
Singer Mohamed al-Sharnoubi will perform with the participation of Sabreen al-Najili, Hammam Ibrahim and Hamada al-Najjar in a concert on Tuesday, November 1.
And finally Mohamed Mounir will perform on Wednesday, November 2, accompanied by his brass band, and finally, the Syrian Asala will perform on Thursday, November 3, under the leadership of Maestro Mostafa Helmy.