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CAIRO – 7 April 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Culture’s YouTube channel will present Angham in a concert that is scheduled to be broadcast on April 9 and comes as part of the online initiative "Stay at Home ... Culture is between your Hands".
Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem agreed with Minister of State for Information Osama Haikal to broadcast the initiative's program daily on the Egyptian TV channels.
Head of the National Media Authority Hussein Zain set a fixed date for the broadcast on the second channel at 9 p.m. starting March 25. Abdel Dayem launched the online initiative "Stay at home ... Culture is between your Hands" on March 24 at 9 p.m.
“The initiative aims to broadcast performances from the archives of national, contemporary and traditional arts on the YouTube channel of the Ministry of Culture and its different social media accounts,” Abdel Dayem explained.
The minister indicated that she is calling for the implementation of the precautionary measures aimed at preserving public health and safety through the citizens' commitment to social distancing and staying at home in light of the exceptional circumstances the country is going through.
Angham received the Middle East Music Awards (MEMA) for best female singer in 2019.
Additionally, Murex D’or announced Angham the best Arab singer; she received her award at the Murex D’or ceremony that took place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Lebanon.
Angham celebrated the release of her new album "Hala Khasa Gedan” (A very special case) on March 17, 2019 in one of Alexandria's biggest hotels; this was Angham's first concert after the release of her new album on Feb. 21.
“Hala Khasa Gedan” consists of 14 songs, including “Ya Raitak Fahemni” (I wish you can understand me), “Habayebna” (Our loved ones), “Baol Nasiak" (I say I forgot you), “Metamena” (I am calm), “Leila”, and "Hala Khasa."
Angham is an Egyptian singer, record producer and actress. She comes from an artistic family and was born in 1972. Her father is veteran musician and composer Mohamed Ali Soliman. Angham started her artistic career in 1987 under the guidance of her father.
Following her divorce from Magdy Aref in 2000, Angham took much more control over her image and musical style. After that "Leih Sebtaha" (Why Did You Leave Her?) record established her into a strong position amid the constant emerge of new voices in the Middle Eastern music scene.
After a highly publicized feud between Alam El-Phan Music Records' president Mohsen Gaber and the artist, she moved to another record company, Rotana.
In 2005, she released the album "Bahibbik Wahashteeny" (I Love You, I Miss You) which was critically acclaimed, but did not achieve the expected commercial success.
In 2007, Angham returned to the forefront of Arabic pop music scene with her album "Kol ma N'arrab" (Whenever We Come Closer) which sold more than 500,000 copies across the Middle East in less than three months and was awarded a platinum certification.
She presented a group of successful songs such as "Etegah Wahed" (One Direction), "Toul Ma Enta Be'eid" (As Long As You Are Far), "Akteblak Ta3ahod" (I Pledge to You), and "Mahzoma" (Defeated), among other popular songs.
Profits made by Angham's albums during the past two decades remain the highest among other Egyptian singers of her category. It is worth noting that the star’s fans and critics in the industry named her “Egypt’s No. 1."
Angham was the best-selling female pop artist in 2003. She is famous for her wide vocal range and romantic style.
Angham’s album “Rah Tethkerni” (You’ll Remember Me) gained great success at the time of its release. Angham cooperated with numerous Arab musicians and poets in the album such as Ahmad al-Sane’e, Khaled al-Awadhi, and Turki Al-Sheikh.
Angham's "Bakhaf Afrah" (I am Afraid of Being Happy) hit about 9 million views on YouTube three weeks after its release. "Bakhaf Afrah" is written by Turki Al-Sheikh and composed by Khaled Ezz.
The ninth edition of Beirut International Awards Festival (BIAF) honored Angham on June 29, 2018. The BIAF, which is held under the auspices of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, honors every year figures from different fields such as art, politics, culture, music, finance and humanitarian services.