Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir to take his hits to Sudan

Ahram Online , Ati Metwaly , Monday 6 Mar 2023

Renowned Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir is scheduled to perform in the Sudanese capital on 10 March. Fans of the Nubian artist will gather at Khartoum's Friendship Hall where he will perform his hits and medleys.

Mohamed Mounir


Dubbed The King by his dedicated fans, Mounir will perform more than 15 songs from his decades-long career. Mounir's repertoire embraces Nubian influences, topped with flavours of pop and occasional jazz. 

The Khartoum audience will be taken on a journey through older known hits such as Ya Habibi Oudly Tani (My Beloved, Come Back to Me), originally sung by Shadia but that Mounir infuses with a strong Nubian spirit, and newer compositions such as his latest Lelly dominated by contemporary pop accents and a tint of electronics.

The concert will include songs such as Ashky Le Meen (Who Will I Complain to), Naanaa El -Geneina (Mint of the Garden), and Yousin, among numerous other hits that The King's fans like in Egypt and Sudan. This will be topped with a few medleys.

The Sudanese press introduced Mounir's concert stressing his strong bond with southern musical cultures, saying the "Nubian heritage and the uniqueness of Sudanese singing" are part of The King's hallmark compositions. 

One blogger titles his article about Mounir's arrival to Sudan as follows: "the streets of Khartoum welcome 'Al-King' Mohamed Mounir with banners bearing the lyrics of his songs," without providing any photos of the banners.

In fact, Mounir has embraced the Nubian musical culture (and Sudanese by extension, in some of his songs) and the Egyptian creative traditions at large since the launch of his career in the early 1970s. To many, The King is a household name, speaking to generations and attracting large crowds to his live performances.

With lyrics often based on the work of famous poets, Mounir sings about social and human issues, family and friends, tradition, the country, and its people. While doing so, his creative malleability allows him to feel comfortable in small formations as well as with an orchestral setting where the traditional tunes meet a variety of other genres.

Mounir has released over 20 albums while giving frequent performances in Egypt, the Arab region, and internationally. 

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