Les Petit Chats’s grand evening

08-12-2015 08:35 PM

Nader Shukry


 

The Main Hall at the Cairo Opera House will host a show Wednesday 9 December that should to life nostalgic memories of the 1970s band Les Petit Chats. The band left a lasting impact on the music scene back then and, even though it presented no productions of its own, it offered Egyptian audiences live shows of the music and songs of all the best performers in Europe and America at the time.

The band was formed in 1967 by Wagdy Francis who performed the songs, guitarist Omar Khorshid, Omar Khairat on the drums, Ezzat Abu-Ouf on the organ and Hany Shenouda on the hammond. Sobhy Bedeir and Sadeq Qellini later joined as singers and George Lucas on the saxophone. By the 1980s Les Petit Chats disbanded, with each member following an illustrious career in music on his own.

The Wednesday concert will feature the old boys of the band Francis, Bedeir, Qellini, and Abu-Ouf. They will be accompanied by Ramy Sousou and Elhamy Amin, and the band will be conducted by Nayer Nagui.

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Watani International

8 December 2015

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