Under the patronage of Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the first edition of Abydos Music Festival in Sohag governorate was inaugurated last Thursday by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany and Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem.
Organized by the Egyptian Opera House, the Abydos Music and Song Festival runs until 12 March at Sohag’s cultural sites, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture.
Both El-Anany and Abdel Dayem shed light on the importance of consolidating efforts to increase tourism awareness among Egyptians, especially children and youths.
El-Anany noted that organizing such cultural events is part of a promising plan by the ministry for 2022 to hold a variety of events across the Egyptian governorates to promote domestic tourism.
The Minister of Culture indicated that the Abydos Music and Song Festival, which is sponsored by Madbouly, is the first of its kind in Sohag.
She also recognized the significant role of the soft power in reshaping awareness and developing Egypt’s society.
Abdel Dayem also affirmed the importance of the role of culture and arts in promoting Egyptian civilization, pointing out that the ministry is updating plans to achieve cultural justice among Egyptians.
The festival featured the well-known singer Hisham Abbas who performed his famous songs “Faker Ayam Lamtna”, “Shoufi,” and “Black Eyes”, at the Sohag Temple venue.