About the event

Arab music cannot be properly celebrated without dedicating a concert to the songs of iconic Egyptian composer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab (1902-1991), widely considered one of the pioneers of modern Arab music.

Abdel Wahab started his career as a vocalist in Fawzi Al-Jazairi’s band in 1917 and soon turned to develop his talent at the Arab Music Institute in 1920. In 1924, he was introduced by the renowned poet Ahmed Shawqi to his circle of rich friends, helping the then unknown singer become a regular feature in Egypt's aristocratic parties. He rose to public fame as a composer of lyrical songs that were written by Shawqi and proved to be big hits among all classes. The Wahhabiat concert will feature veteran singer Safwan Bahlawan.

Venue Information

Jaber Al-Ali Hall
Traditional shoe-box concert hall designed to accommodate large international touring orchestras, bands and ensembles.
Genre      Arabic Shows


Thursday 18 October
08:30 PM


Dress Code
Smart Casual i
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Dress code is Smart Casual
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