A premiere series of live concerts in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the late notable musician Mohamed El-Mougy, fondly known as “The Good Curlew Bird,” will be held on Sunday night at the Opera House, under the patronage of Egypt’s Culture Ministry.
Under the direction of Maestro Mohamed El-Mougy, the Cairo Opera band will perform a selection of El-Mougy’s remarkable songs and iconic pieces, reminding people of the legacy and spirit of the late singer.
The concerts include pieces like ‘Watani Habini’, ‘Salmoli Ala Masr’, Beit El-Ez’, ‘El-Dwama’, ‘Ini Atnfs Mn Taht El-Maa’, ‘Ayon El-Qalb’, and ‘Akdab Alik’, which will be played by outstanding singers like Marwa Nagy, his granddaughter Farah El-Mogy, and Ahmed Efat.
Born in Kafr El-Sheik in 1923, Mougy is regarded as one of the most prominent musicians of the 1960s.
He made his debut with “Safini Marra”, performed by the late Abdel Halim Hafez. He was known for his joint collaboration with a number of singing stars in the Arab world such as Umm Kulthum, Fayza Ahmad, Moharram Fouad, Ali al-Haggar, Mohamed Kandil, Shadia, Maher el-Attar, Sabah, Samira Said, and Algerian Warda.
The late musician made a great contribution to the development and popularization of Arab folk music and the great work of Egypt’s composers.
All Egyptians know about his talent as a composer who followed the modern music approaches. At all times, he was highly appreciated by the Arab people. He received numerous awards for his artistic achievements.