The committee for the 9th annual Doha Festival for Arabic Songs, called “Al Lailah Al Kabirah” (The Big Night) this year, has announced the final schedule of performances for January 24-29.
33 singers from across the Arab World will take part in the festival, the first time such a large number of music artists will participate.
According to the London daily Elpah, Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram will participate for the first time. Egyptian singer Angham will perform the finale, joined by the popular Saudi singer Muhammad Abdoh.
Saudi singer Talal Salameh will return to the festival after a two year absence. Young Egyptian singer Riham Abed Al Hakim, who played the role of the late legend Umm Kalthoum in the television drama series “Umm Kalthoum,” will also perform.
The first night is Egyptian cultural night, featuring Egyptian singers Shireen Abed Al Wahab, Ahmad Adawyeh, Hasan Al Asmar, Iman Al Baher Darweesh, and for the second time Hakim, Baha Sotlan and Hussein Al Jismi. Al Jismi has been successful in singing the Egyptian, now much loved in Egypt.
Famous Iraqi singer Kathem Al Saher and Lebanese singer Fadel Shaker will perform the same night. Egyptian singer Hani Shaker is also set to make an appearance.