Al Mawred Al Thaqafy will bring the renowned Lebanese singer Rima Khcheich to Cairo for a performance on Friday November 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM at the Geneina Theatre in Al Azhar Park.
Rima Khcheich started her singing career at the age of nine as a soloist with the children's choir at the 'Arabic Cultural Club', and later evolved into a solo performance with the 'Beirut Oriental Troop for Arabic Music' under the supervision and direction of Maestro Salim Sahab. Rima studied the tradition of classical Arabic singing at The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music' in Beirut, and her efforts were supported by her father Kamel Khcheich who encouraged her to memorize and master classics from the Arabic music heritage like Muwashahat, Adwar and other styles. She has performed Zakariah Ahmad, Al-Kassabji, Sayyed Darwish, Kamel Al Khal'i and Muhammad Abdel Wahab, amongst others. In 2006, Rima Khsheish released her debut solo album, entitled 'Yalalalli' which not only reveals a deeply emotional and original musical expression, but also stands as a note of rebellion against the dictates of the commercial music market. Currently, Rima teaches Oriental singing at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music and is invited on a yearly basis to Massachusetts, USA where she teaches voice and classical Arabic singing at Mount Holyoke College under the framework of the Arabic Music Retreat program directed by renowned musician and composer Simon Shaheen.
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