Lebanese superstar, Nawal El Zoghbi is set to perform at the 30th edition of Salah El Din Citadel Festival for Music and Singing on Thursday, August 25.
The festival will run from August 14 to 31, running for the first time for 18 consecutive days.
The concerts will be headlined by Egypt’s and Arab world’s talented singers.
Confirmed acts include Omar Khairat, Mohamed Mohsen, Medhat Saleh, Hisham Abbas, Ali El Haggar, Nawal El Zoghbi, Hany Shaker, Nesma Mahgoub, Lena Chamamyan, as well as bands Black Theama, Massar Egbari, and Wust El-Balad, among many others.
The festival is organized by Cairo Opera House and is held in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
El Zoghbi, born on June 29, 1971, is one of the best Lebanese and Middle East singers.
She began singing at an early age, despite familial opposition to the lifestyle of a musician, however, they changed their minds when they realized she was serious in her ambitions.
In 1988, El Zoghbi participated in the talent show “Studio El Fan” demonstrating a great talent while singing “Tarab” songs, especially songs of her Warda, and was noticed by the director of the show “Simon El Asmar”.
The pop star achieved popularity first by dancing and singing traditional Arabic music with a pop sensibility, and later singing in the Gulf dialect, and also embracing newer trends in Arab music.
She capitalized on the popularity of music videos in Arab pop music in the ’90s, which propelled her to local stardom in the Arab world.
El Zoghbi became the number one female star of the nineties, with her revolutionary video clips, looks, and style.