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Al-Hajjar and Fawzi – The week


Al-Hajjar and Fawzi - The week

Hala Farouk

Hala Farouk

As part of the artistic project 100 years of singing, adopted by the Egyptian Opera and which traces the history of Arab music and singing through a series of concerts, Ali Al-Haggar – the one who had the idea – gave a concert to review the story of Mohamed Fawzi, and he carefully chose the concert participants, Nadia Mustafa, Mustafa Qamar and the new voices Suhaila Bahjat, Shaima Yousry and Samir Azmi.

Contrary to what happened during the first concert – Muhammad Abdel Wahab – and the many criticisms it received, this concert was organized and coordinated, offering a dose of drinkable art to the public, while presenting an ensemble of performances and dramatic acting segments reviewing Fawzi’s story, and Al-Hajjar managed to choose songs compatible with her voice. He was creative and brilliant as expected of him.

The concert raised a large-scale banner, as is usual at Egyptian Opera concerts, what was interesting was the audience’s feeling about the skill of the musical group led by the maestro Youssef Sadiq and the splendor of the musical arrangement that gave the songs. more beauty. The concert appeared in harmony with the goal of 100 years of singing, and adapted to the voices of the participants, and enjoyable for the audience who have a taste for beautiful art, and proof that authentic art does not die and will die. always remain a source of happiness for people who thirst for sophistication and the sublime, far from the noise, baseness and vulgarity that some try to forcefully attach to art, and claim that it expresses taste of the Egyptian public. No, plaintiffs, the. Egyptian public. He possesses a talent for artistic appreciation that allows him to distinguish the good from the bad, the fatty from the disgusting, the sophisticated from the vulgar, the precious from the cheap, the good from the bad.

Ugliness may spread and vulgarity may prevail at any given time due to many factors that control artistic production, but this does not mean that the dominant expression of Egyptian art will remain Sayed Darwish, Abdel Wahab, Umm Kulthum, Halim, Shadia, Najat. , Fawzi and Fayza Laila Murad, Al-Atrash – despite its Syrian origins – Nadia Mustafa, Al-Helu, Al-Hajjar, Hani Shaker, Angham, Medhat, Khaled Selim, Ahmed Effat, Mai Farouk, Reham Abdel Hakim, Nada. Ghaleb, Doaa Rajab, Marwa Naji and others. No one can reduce Egyptian art to a few loud and vulgar songs that prevailed for a while and would eventually bear names that taught the Arab world the meaning of authentic art. The Egyptian Opera will continue to carry its noble message of defending the creativity of Egyptians and preserving the cultural history of Egypt. It will remain the citadel of great art.

Al-Hajjar and Fawzi - The week

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