Despite the relatively high prices for attendance cards, the Friday evening party was filled with public figures, officials, artists and media figures who came to listen to the strong-voice singer, who has been linked to their sentiments since she appeared on the cinema screen in the movie “The Return of the Prodigal Son” in the 1970s.
And elongated Majida Al Roumi On the stage in a white embroidered dress, she told the audience before the start of the concert that Beirut “will come back and rise,” adding: “It is not the first time that we have fallen, and it will not be the last,” referring to the bombing of the Beirut port last August, which killed about 200 people, And the subsequent crisis of the political situation in Lebanon.
Al-Roumi opened the ceremony with the song “Ali Bab Masr,” which was sung by Umm Kulthum, written by Kamel Al-Shenawi and composed by Muhammad Abdel-Wahhab.
She also presented the song “Long Ma Amli With Me and With Weapon Hands” written by the brothers Assi and Mansour Rahbani after the June 1967 defeat, composed by Abdel Wahab and sung by Abdel Halim Hafez, during the insistence on getting out of defeat with the weapon of hope.
Also composed and sung by Abdel Wahab and the poetry of the Rahbani brothers, Al-Roumi sang, “Sawaed From My Country Achieves the Impossible.”
As a tribute to Egypt, Al-Roumi presented a new song composed by the Lebanese artist Marwan Khoury, entitled “Oh Good Evening, Egypt.”
The Dome Theater was set on fire with its performance in what was known as the section of Abdel Halim Hafez, with which he had vowed to open all his concerts, as the Lebanese art critic Jamal Fayyad told Reuters, “I swear by its name and its soil … The Arab sun never sets as long as I live above the world.” , Which are the words of a song written by Abdul Rahman Al-Abnoudi and composed by eloquent Hamdi.
When she reached the song “Ya Beirut .. Set the World, Ya Beirut”, whose lyrics were written by the late Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, Rumi could not hold back the tears that poured down grief on her homeland.
The Lebanese singer’s voice moved between the melodies of her father, the late musician Halim Al-Roumi, the discoverer of the veteran singer Fairouz, and the music of Jamal Salama, Kamal Al-Tawil, Ihsan Al-Mundhir, Nour Al-Mallah and Marwan Khoury, with the Cairo Philharmonic Orchestra led by Maestro Nader Abbasi, who was accompanied by 100 musicians from Egypt and Lebanon.
In a nod to the upcoming event organized by Egypt today, Saturday, and followed by millions around the world, by transferring 22 royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, Rumi said: “Tomorrow (tomorrow) with the mummies procession, history will bend to Egypt in respect of its great history .. Egypt has given History has great lessons in civilization. “
The Lebanese singer arrived in Cairo on March 25, and was met with a great welcome from her fans at the airport, before preparations for the concert were made for days with the band.