In this very special concert, two of the Arab World’s greatest artists share the stage, Saudi singer and composer, Abadi Al Johar and Yemeni singer and composer, Ahmed Fathi. They create an exciting dialogue together, performing and improvising on the oud with some of their famous compositions and songs. Al Johar’s most celebrated song is Twelah Ya Duroub al Ashikin, which he composed for the acclaimed Saudi star, Talal Maddah in 1987. Al Johar has composed songs for other leading artists such as Najat Al Saghira, Samira Said and others. Ahmed Fathi began his rise to fame soon after completing a master’s degree at the Institute of Arab Music in 1998. An Yahremuna, one of his best songs, became exceptionally popular and was made more so by his daughter, the star singer Balqees.
January 06 2019
Royal Opera House