The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had announced the readiness of Luxor to hold the Rams Road event, on Thursday, describing it as the event that the world awaits, and reflecting the ability of the preservation to dazzle everyone with its beauty and its unique tourist and archaeological components.
The event sheds light on the history of Luxor and its ancient civilization, and the recent works of developing and raising the efficiency of the infrastructure and beautifying the Corniche, streets and squares, as well as projects for the restoration of antiquities.
The director of the choir participating in the celebration of the Way of the Rams, Raymond Malak, told “Sky News Arabia” about the scenes of the important experience, saying: “We have been working for a long time to prepare the performances presented at the opening. We were keen to use the song (Luxor Baladna) alongside the songs that date back to thousands The years and their blending in an exquisite artistic formula by Maestro Nader Abbasi and musician Ahmed El Mougy.
And Malak added, hours before the start of the celebration: “The song that appeared in the sixties was chosen as a link between all the pieces that the choir will sing throughout the concert. Singer Wael El-Fashni will sing it solo at the end with an orchestral arrangement.”
He continued: “The rehearsals on (Luxor Baladna) and other shows have been going on since last October. We conducted many experiments before reaching the final form. We made the recordings in a studio in Cairo with sound engineer Mufdi Thabet, and then headed to Luxor to conduct training on the ground.” We traveled there several times until the different artistic elements were ready for the celebration.”
The director of the choir said: “A number of modern songs were presented in order to use them in the great celebration, but in the end the choice fell on (Luxor is our country),” noting that it is “more iconic and expressive of the city hosting the global event, as well as the Egyptian people’s attachment to it since Years”.
Malak continues: “The song is supposed to be shown in the Ramesseum Temple of King Ramses II, accompanied by a folk dance troupe at the highest level, and I think that the show will be appreciated by everyone due to the great effort made to bring it out in the best way, and at a level worthy of the opening of the famous grand procession road with rams.”
He explains that “all the choir members are so excited about the song (Luxor Our Country) that they chanted it during their tours in a number of tourist areas such as the Temple of Hatshepsut a few days before the opening, which attracted the attention of tourists and prompted them to take souvenir photos with them and wait to hear them in full at the celebration.”
He concluded his speech by saying: “All the performances presented at the opening will be attended by about 160 percussionists, between the rhythms of the Egyptian jimbi and the rhythms of military music. for the first call.”