Famed Egyptian singer Medhat Saleh and prominent band Black Theama are set to perform at the opening ceremony of Dandara Festival on Thursday Feb. 27.
The opening ceremony will begin with the artistic shows of the Luxor and Qena Folkloric Divisions of the General Authority for Cultural Palaces in the outer square of Dandara Temple.
Afterwards, on the stage that was specially constructed in front of the temple, the governor of Qena, and the minister of culture will deliver their speeches to announce the launch of the festival.
Medhat Saleh, accompanied by pianist Amr Selim and his band, will present a selection of his famous songs, preceded by the Black Theama Band, who will present a variety of their songs that express youth issues and dreams.
It is noteworthy that the activities of the first Dandara Music and Singing Festival in Qena Governorate will be broadcast live on the Egyptian TV channels. The festival will be held at Dandara Temple on Feb. 27, 28 at 6 p.m., at Qena Culture Palace on Feb. 29 and March 1 at 5 p.m. and at South Valley University on March 2 – 3 at 5 p.m.