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The 30th edition of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing

Tuesday، 09 August 2022 - 10:12 AM

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the activities of the 30th edition of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing, will be held during the period from 14 to 31 August 2022, at Salah El-Din Citadel.

The festival is organized by Cairo Opera House and is held in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

This year, the festival includes 42 different concerts that start on Sunday, August 14 and will continue for the first time over 18 consecutive days until Wednesday, August 31.

Magdy Saber, head of the Opera House, confirmed that the events include performances by elite music and singing stars in Egypt and the Arab world, in addition to a number of foreign bands.

The Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem stressed that “Cultural events and activities during the summer period aim to attract the largest number of audiences to reshape awareness and raise conscience, especially since the ticket price is within the reach of all Egyptian families and does not amount more than EGP 20.”

The minister added that the Salah El Din Citadel Festival is one of the well-established events and one of the most important forums organized by the Ministry of Culture.

She pointed out that the event had achieved huge popularity since its foundation in 1990 due to the richness and cultural diversity of the program.

Abdel Dayem noted that the activities feature performers that are compatible with plans to achieve cultural justice and contribute to the development of a sustainable society.

Artists and bands participating in the 30th session of the Saladin Citadel International Festival of Music and Singing 

Artists and bands participating in the 30th session of the Saladin Citadel International Festival of Music and Singing include al-Anamel al-Sagheera Orchestra, led by Dr. Raji al-Mokadem, singer Medhat Saleh accompanied by musician Amr Selim and his band, Massar Egbari band, singer Dina al-Wedidi and her band, singer Hisham Abbas and his band, Amman Citadel ensemble (Jordan),

Cairo Opera Ballet Company, al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting, singer Ali al-Haggar and his band, Wust El-Balad band, singer Marwa Nagy, marimba star Nesma Abdel Aziz and her band, singer Ahmed Gamal and his band, vocalist Sheikh Yassin al-Tohamy, Lebanese singer Nawal al-Zoghbi and her band, singer Hani Shaker and his band, singer Hanan Mady and her band, Nesma Mahgoub and her band, and other bands and singers from Arab and foreign countries including India, Syria and Venezuela.

The Honoree

Nine personalities, who contributed to enriching the art scene in Egypt and the Arab world as well as the Opera House, will be honored during the festival including late maestro Kamal Hilal, violinist Mahmoud Othman, opera singer Mustafa Mohamed, lyric poet Ibrahim Abdel Fattah, maestro Mohamed Abdel Sattar, director and designer Karima Badir, Director General of the Technical Office for Music, Opera and Ballet at the Cairo Opera House Howaida Eid, Director General of the General Administration of Reception Ragab Abdel Wahab and Mamdouh Mukhtar from the Artistic Equipment Department at the Cairo Opera House, according to Saber.

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