Dance: halawat shamsina ( the sweetness of our Sun )
Collection titleConcert by Reda band for popular arts
SourceBibliotheca Alexandrina (EG)
First broadcast date12/15/2009
AbstractThe video shows the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the founding of Reda band for popular arts, held in the arts centre in the library of Alexandria. The beginning of popular arts movements in Egypt Started with the creation of this band. This episode is about a dance called :Halawat shamsina ( the sweetness of our Sun) Reda band was created in the late fifties under the leadership of Mahmoud Reda with the collabation of: the first dancer, choreographer and music composer Ali Reda, the first female dancer Farida Fahmi, after the sudden death of the artist Naima Akef. The band's first show was in Al Azbakia theatre, in August , 1959. The band included 13 dancers ( men), 13 dancers ( women ) and 13 musicians.
- Library of Alexandria - Own production
- Reda Mahmoud
Primary themeLive performances
Credits / Cast
- Reda Mahmoud - Choreographer
Period of events
- Egypt - Lower Egypt - Alexandria
Media running time2m31
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