“I will be a peace delegate, like Sadat.”
With these words, Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir expressed his excitement over several upcoming concerts in occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, Haifa, and Ramallah. A final concert is planned as well in Gaza.
“I was chosen as a representative of Egypt to perform four concerts in Palestine as part of a singing tour with a number of international stars,” Mounir told Al-Masry Al-Youm, expressing his happiness to visit Palestine where he would act as a peace delegate similar to the late Egyptian President Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat.
Mounir said he will be the first Arab singer to perform such a concert in the cities.
“Al-King” (The King), as dubbed by his fans, Mounir added that preparations were ongoing to ensure adequate security at the concerts.
Mounir will be joined by Egyptian-German singer Adel al-Tawil, Huber Vongweizer from Austria, and Twizler from the Bob Marley band.
Tawil is a German singer of Tunisian-Egyptian origin, and became famous after joining the German band “The Boys”. He and Mounir released a song called “Eine Welt eine Heimat” (One World, One Home) which is performed in three languages (German, Arabic and French).
Mounir is one of Egypt’s most popular singers, with over 20 official albums released throughout his four decades-long musical career.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm