U.S. Fulbrighter Performs with Qithara Ensemble a Musical Piece of Um Kulthoum
On April 3, Ms. Hildegard Kiel, Executive Director of Dhow Countries Music Academy in Zanzibar and AY2007-2008 American Fulbrighter to Egypt , appeared in concert at the Manasterly Palace. The concert featured an evening of Um Kulthoum’s songs in the tradition of reviving her 1st Thursday monthly concerts. Ms. Kiel performed a musical piece of Um Kulthoum’s song أنا فى إنتظارك (I’m waiting for you), written by the famed poet, Beraim El Tounsi and composed by Zakaria Ahmed. The concert was led by Ms. Kiel’s advisor, Dr. Alfred Gamil, Professor of Ethnomusicology, Higher Institute for Arabic Music, Academy of Arts and Conductor, Qithara Ensemble.