Zahrat Al Khaleej – Cairo
The Egyptian artist, Hani Shaker, in his capacity as the captain of musicians, issued a decision banning the Egyptian folk festivals singer Hamu Beka, along with 4 others, from singing at concerts in Egypt, until he applied to the Musicians Syndicate and passed the exams.
An official statement came out from the Musicians’ Syndicate, stating that the decision was issued after a meeting of the Syndicate’s council on Sunday, June 27, and that it is forbidden to issue any work or singing permits until the situation is corrected.
The statement included 5 names, they are: “Hamo Beca, Noor Al-Toot, Muslim, Enaba, and Ahmed Moza”, until the exams are passed.
The statement stressed that it includes the five mentioned names, and also includes everyone who is not a member of the union and is not authorized to work.
It seems that this statement was issued with another motive as well, which was the denial of Hamo Beka, who announced in a post on his official Facebook page that he had joined the “Monologue” section of the Musicians’ Syndicate, thanking the artist Hani Shaker.
Beca did not stop at talking about himself, but his publication included the assertion that all folk festival singers were included in the “monologue” division, in order to legalize their conditions and control the words and music they present.
Hamou Beka said: “A message of thanks, respect and appreciation to the Syndicate of Musical Professions, Prince of Arab Singing, Professor Hani Shaker, for his great support for the festival’s singer and performer, and for giving them the opportunity to join the (monologue) division to legalize our conditions within the Syndicate of Musical Professions and to control words and music. Musical Professions Syndicate.
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