Sheikh Zain Mahmoud will perform a concert at Bayt Al-Sinnari archaeological house, in Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood, Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday, October 27.
The concert is organized by Bibliotheca Alexandrina and is open to the public. The event is taking place under the title, “El Sera El Helaleya” at 08:00 PM (Cairo local time).
Mahmoud is set to present a number of his songs, muwashshah, and invocations. He will also perform a selection of El Sera El Helaleya songs, folk songs, madih, and El mawal Al qasas.
Mahmoud, born in 1986 in Bani Mazar village, Minya Governorate, in a Sufi house to Sheikh bin Zaidan. He received his first education at the ‘Kuttab’ where he received lessons in various sciences including the transportation and mental sciences.
Mahmoud found himself in the principles of Islamic jurisprudence and monotheism studies. The Sheikh also took lessons on jurisprudence in Al-Masjid an-Nabawi.
In 1992, he launched his career as a vocalist through the play “Taghreba Abdel Razek “, which was staged at the Bani Mazar Culture Palace.
Hassan El Geretly, director of the El Geretly Warsha troupe, who was sitting among the crowd, decided to have him in the troupe. Indeed, he joined the troupe and learned folk singing and El Sera El Helaleya from Sayed Al-Dawy.
Two years later, Mahmoud performed with the troupe in Switzerland, France, the United States, and Brazil.
Later on, he founded the “Zaman Fabriq” troupe in France, which offered a different musical style and was able to spread madih in Paris through Sufi lyrics and oriental instruments. He also established there a training folk singing school.
Mahmoud also composed many musical pieces as well as the soundtrack for several Egyptian films such as “Tagalyat fi Al Ashyaa” from “Alwan El Sama El Sabaa”, and “Al hayah law Laaba” form “Genenet Al Asmak”.
Contributed by Yara Sameh