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Sunday, March 25, 2012


Umm Kulthoum Digital – Endless Umm Kulthoum”, an electro-acoustic multimedia performance by Swiss multimedia artist Jean-Luc Marchina and Egyptian musicians Nahla Mattar and Ahmad El Sawy is a collaborative project for a contemporary Umm Kulthoum concert that will be held on Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM at the Hanager Theatre in the Cairo Opera House Grounds.

Marchina, provides a series of video films proposing several portraits of Egyptian people in their current daily life related to the themes of Umm Kulthum's songs such as love, loss and longing. On the other hand, Mattar and El Sawy present an electro acoustic performance of Umm Kulthoum’s songs and music.
The performance raises questions like: “How would Umm Kulthoum have dealt with modern technology?” It is an experimental approach to a contemporary model of Umm Kulthoum’s musical heritage.

Vocal: Seikh Walid Shaheen
Nay: Laith Suleiman
Accordion: Wael Elsayed
Percussion: Ayman Mabrouk
Sound Designer: Hussein Sami 
Supported by Pro Helvetia

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