Mohamed Mohsen (Photo: Arab Al-Ahram)
Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen and the Heritage Ensemble for Arabic Music, conducted by Mohamed Ismail El-Mougy, will hold a concert on Thursday in Manama, Bahrain.
The concert will take place in the Culture Hall of the National Theater as part of the Spring Cultural Festival and will be attended by Bahrain’s Minister of Culture, Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, and the Egyptian Ambassador to Bahrain , Soha Refaat.
Mohsen will sing a number of Egyptian songs that feature prominently in the collective Arab identity, including Shed El-Hezam, Salama Ya Salama, Aho Da Elly Sar, El-Bahr Beyedhak Leh.
He will also perform songs by Sayed Darwish, including Ana Mot Fi Hoby, and songs by Mohamed Abdel-Wahab including Kol Da Kan Leh and Khayef Aool Elly Fe Alby.
Mohsen, an Egyptian singer known for his songs protesting against former autocrat Hosni Mubarak, rose to fame during the Egyptian uprising of 2011.
It happened in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the center of the protests that toppled Mubarak.
The Heritage Ensemble for Arab Music is one of the artistic companies of the Cairo Opera House, and its participation in the Spring Cultural Festival is an effort to strengthen the cultural and artistic ties between Egypt and Bahrain.
The Cairo Opera Ballet also performed at the festival.
Cairo Opera President Ines Abd El-Dayem met with Al-Khalifa to discuss future joint projects and cooperation between the two entities.