Jeddah Touristic Fest Witnesses New Developments
The Saudi contractor Khaled Nagro has chosen an elite group from the Gulf States to perform an operetta for opening Jeddah Touristic Festival in the touristic village of Mirsal, which is anticipated to be launched on June 20, 2002.
“We preferred to give the chance to an elite group of stars from the gulf to sing about Jeddah in a new production scripted by the Saudi poet Wajdi Bashawri and composed by Adel al Saleh from Saudi Arabia also. Mohammed Abdo from the kingdom. Nabil Shua’il from Kuawait, Ali Abdel Sattar from Qatar and Abdulla Balkhair from the UAE will participate in the operetta,” Nagro told the London based Arabic daily al Sharq al Awsat.
Observers see the return of Nagro to organize concerts this year after his successes in 2000 as an important factor for the success of the festival. This is particularly in view of the fact that last year’s concerts failed as a result of small audience and lack of enough publicity support.
Nagro wants to make changes in this year’s concerts including the location of the concert. He is currently equipping a large hall, which can accommodate more than 2500 persons at Jeddah Center for Expos with modern technology to serve as a theater for the concert.
This year’s concert will witness exciting events including the participation of the Kuwaiti singer Abdulla al Ruwaished and singer Abu Baker Salem Balfakih for the first time in Jeddah festival. ART and MBC channels will provide coverage for the festival and air its concerts -- Albawaba.com