The audience in Riyadh is on a date with musical nights of authentic music and singing, where they enjoy listening to ancient songs that were born and lived in the memory of the public, settling deep in their emotions. These concerts bring back timeless works with the essence of authenticity and exquisite artistry, carrying the name of a present that lives in the hearts of lovers of folk and contemporary songs. This is “A Beautiful Night from the Good Old Days.”
The concerts, which are held as part of Riyadh Calendar on the stage of the Artist of the Arabs, Mohamed Abdo Arena, next Thursday and Friday., feature a lineup of Saudi and Gulf music stars, supported by the General Entertainment Authority. The musical performances will include works that form part of the Saudi and Gulf memory of the late singers Awad Doukhi, Bashir Shananeh, Fahad Bin Said, Hamad Al-Tayyar, Issa Al-Ahsa’i, Etab, Rabab, and Salamah Al-Abdullah.
In two beautiful nights from the past, we will recall the beautiful timeless songs and relive unforgettable memories. On the first night, which is tomorrow, Thursday, we will enjoy the songs of Awad Doukhi, performed by Matar Al-Matarf, the songs of Salamah Al-Abdullah, performed by Rashid Al-Faris, the songs of Rabab, performed by Dalia Mubarak, and the songs of Etab, performed by Waad.
On the second night, Friday after tomorrow, we will enjoy the songs of Fahad Bin Said, performed by Fahad Al-Kubaisi, the songs of Bashir Shananeh and Khaled Abdulrahman, and the songs of Issa Al-Ahsa’i, performed by Ayed. We will also listen to the songs of Hamad Al-Tayyar, performed by Dahoom Al-Talasi.
These two nights represent a significant milestone in the history of Gulf music, featuring stars who influenced the Gulf’s music scene from the 1950s until the recent millennium. They have left a significant impact on the Gulf’s music industry, and their works continue to be celebrated and appreciated by music lovers to this day.
The songs of Awad Doukhi are among the oldest songs that will be documented in the musical event, while the works of Bashir Shananeh are some of the most popular works that spread during the 1960s, with hundreds of songs in his repertoire. The works of Fahad Bin Said have drawn a rich history for Saudi music with great popularity among the youth, and some of his works have been re-sung. His works were known for their simplicity and enjoyed wide popularity in the music scene. Fahad was also known for his intelligence and was one of the most skilled artists of his generation in singing, playing the oud, and composing music.
The musical night will also feature the works of Issa Al-Ahsa’i, which have left an unforgettable mark on the Saudi and Gulf music scene. Many of the current Saudi singers have been influenced by his melodies and songs.
The musical nights will also highlight the works of the late Etab, who left a beautiful musical legacy and was one of the first female singers in the Gulf region. She sang the lyrics of famous poets between the 1960s and 1980s. The songs of Rabab are also among the most prominent songs in the Gulf, starting from the 1970s, a period when there were few female voices. Her emotional songs enjoyed wide popularity in the music scene.
The beauty of the musical nights will be complete with the presentation of the most famous works of Salamah Al-Abdullah, who is one of the most prominent contributors to folk art in the Kingdom, with his works full of sadness and a delicate sense, blending folk art with modern art.
Hamad Al-Tayyar presented a musical medley of melodies and works that contributed to forming a special musical relationship with his audience, creating a different concept in his career by blending folk art with smooth and fast-paced songs. His works have been re-sung by many of the top Gulf singers in their concerts and singing gatherings, and his musical memories offer some of the most beautiful works that were presented in the 1970s and 1980s when he presented himself as a composer and a violin player in his early beginnings.
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