Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music
Preserving and renewing the Arabic music
heritage without changing the
traditional rhythm created by both
Egyptian and Arab composers is an
important task. Therefore, in 1967 the
now deceased conductor Abdel Halim
Nowera founded the Arab Music Company.
It consists of 50 talented singers and
40 musicians performing different styles
of Arab music such as Mowashah, Taktoka,
and theatrical music. Abroad, the
company performed in different Arab
countries like Tunisia, Morocco,
Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria,
and Kuwait, as well as in countries like
France, Spain and Turkey.
The company also participated in such
music festivals as Carthage in Tunisia,
Asilan and El Rabat in Morocco or the
Umm Kulthum Centennial Celebration in
The Tunisian President awarded the
company a medal of arts for its
outstanding efforts in preserving the
Arab music heritage.
Abdel Halim Nowera was the director of
the company until his demise in 1985 and
the company was renamed “Abdel Halim
Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music” as an
appreciation of his efforts in
preserving the Arab heritage.