Wednesday 04 March, 2020
40 Thousand Viewers In The Sixth Days of The First Edition of Dandara Festival
The Minister of Culture and the Governor of Qena witness the closing ceremonies of the first Dandara Festival.
The Minister of Culture: The success of Dandara Festival exceeded expectations in southern Egypt.
The end of Dandara Festival in Qena, between rites and folklore
After 6 days of the first Dandara Festival of Music And Singing, which was held under the patronage of Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture and Major General Ashraf El Dawoudi, the governor of Qena , witnessed the closing ceremonies of the first Dandara Festival. The ceremonies were attended by Dr. Magdy Saber , The head of The Egyptian Opera House , Dr. Ahmed Awwad, head of the General Organization of culture Palaces. The ceremonies included presenting a concert of Arab music heritage for Mai Farouk , followed by presenting a show for Luxor Folkloric Troupe.
The Minister of Culture expressed her appreciation for the success of the festival with the attendance 40,000 viewers, stressing on the success of the idea of organizing such festivals in South Egypt , hinting to the ability of soft power to reshape awareness and develop society. Furthermore, she indicated that most important element is the success of getting the artistic activities out of walls and to think out of the box to deliver the cultural and artistic product to all the governorates of Egypt , showing the solidarity and cooperation between the national state institutions.
It is mentioned that the first Dandara Music And Singing Festival in Qena Governorate was held in cooperation with the ministries of :- Culture- represented by the Egyptian Opera House- the General organization of Culture Palaces - Tourism And Antiquities , Tourism Promotion Authority and the University of South Valley. The festival included presenting : 10 concerts for “ Black Tema “ Band , Medhat Saleh, pianist Amr Selim, “ West al balad - Bowntown “ Ensemble , Ali El Hajjar, Marimba player Nessma Abdel Aziz, Dina El Wedidi, Hisham Abbas, “ Massar Egbary – Compulsory Track “ Band , Mai and Luxor Folkloric Troupe.