Egyptian Opera House to Celebrate Nubian Music Pioneer
The Egyptian Opera House will hold an art and cultural ceremony on February 27 in commemoration of the Nubian music innovator Ahmed Munib.
“The celebration comes as part of the Opera House program for celebrating the prominent Egyptian musicians who enriched music and singing movement in Egypt like the features held in honor of the late singers Mohammed Fawzi and Farid al Atrash.” The head of the Opera House, Samir Farag, told the London based Arabic daily al Sharq al Awsat.
He added, “Many poets and singers who worked with the late composer will participate in the commemoration. Singer Yahya Khalil will sing few songs composed by Munib for the singers Alaa Abdel Khaleq, Mohammed Munir, Hasan Abdel Mageed, Ahmed al Salami and the son of the late composer Khaled.”
The Opera House celebration has come in appreciation of the leading Nubian musician for his discovery of the Nubian heritage as one of the most important sources for the Egyptian cultural heritage. He deserved to be called pioneer of the Nubian music as he made out of it a modern Egyptian music that became international and achieved big success at the international festivals.
Munib in collaboration with the late Sudanese singer Ali Koban had the credit in discovering many singers including Mohammed Munir and Hasan Abdel Mageed. Moreover many singers including Mohammed Fuad and Abdel Khaleq sang his songs -- Albawaba.com