Int'l Samaa festival kicks off with 14 countries participating
Sunday، 23 September 2018 - 04:36 PM
The 11th International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting kicked off at the Cairo Citadel on Sunday 23/9/2018.
Culture Minister Inas Abdel-Dayem inaugurated the event, which will run till September 29.
She hailed the festival as a way to raise a new non-named art in which "music overlaps and fuses with Sufism".
The festival's chairman, Entesar Abdel-Fattah, said the gathering seeks a key role in spreading the culture of peace and human interaction among the peoples.
It also sends to the world a message of tolerance, peace and love from Egypt, the land of religions, he added.
Fourteen countries are participating in the festival.