Muhammad Munir fights Terrorism at the Egyptian Opera
Egyptian singer Muhammad Munir recently held a grand performance at the Egyptian Opera Theater for an audience of over 25 thousand of his fans. The Egyptian singer connected night with the daylight at the concert, which was considered a once in a lifetime event. The mixture of beautiful music and the colorful light on the open stage brought a love of real music to the fans.
According to the London daily Elaph, Munir sang 21 different songs, which were a mixture of his old and new songs. His songs were filled with meaningful wording and beautiful music. His music has been unique for over a quarter of a century and made the fans cheer and shout for him.
Munir came up on stage singing one of his first songs “Hala…Hala”. Munir first sang this song in the late 70’s in a movie called “Al Qal’ah” “The Tower”. The song made everyone sing along with him. This is what the Egyptian government want, for everyone to take their minds off the economic crises that the country is going through. Munir sang a variety of songs: romantic, political and social like “Qalbi Masakin Sha’bieh”.
Between the old and the new fans kept singing along with the famous singer especially when he sang his original song “Ashki La min…Ahki La min…Dunia Btel’ab Beena”, the song was written by the late poet Abed El Rahim Mansor and composed by the legend Baligh Hamdi. The younger Egyptian singer Angham later sang the same song and added it to her new album. Many believe he sang the same song again, because he either was unpleased with the way Angham sang it or he wanted to remind everyone that the song belongs to him.
Munir laid out his hand to the front row seats where two Egyptian young singers were sitting “Tamer Husni, and Mai Kasab” and asked them to join him on stage. The all sang together “Ali Sawtak Bil Ghna” (Higher Your Voice By Singing) a song that denounces violence and terrorism.
Munir talks about his early days to his fans where he drafted into the Egyptian army along with Egyptian stars Ali Hajar and Omar Fathi. Then he concluded by telling his fans how the music went to a lower level in the Arab world, where it only relied on singing half naked and followed by cheap video clips.