Team from Quebec takes the mythical Sphinx by storm
GIZA, Egypt, Sept. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - On Friday evening, at the base of the
Pyramids on the Giza plateau in Egypt, singer-songwriter Chantal Chamandy
realized her dream of returning to the country of her birth to sing at the
feet of the celebrated Sphinx. Accompanied by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra,
the Montreal-based singer performed 18 songs in five languages before a
dazzling light show that spotlighted up the last wonders of the ancient world.
Thousands of spectators attended this unique, historic performance, entitled
Chantal Chamandy, Beladi, An evening at the Pyramids.
"It was absolutely magical to be on this stage, at long last, surrounded
by such a fantastic team. I had this crazy dream of singing at the feet of the
Sphinx and, tonight, I realized my dream, after all this work. It's
unbelievable. I'm very privileged to have been able to perform here, so close
to the Sphinx," said Chamandy.
The show was recorded by a dozen cameras, under the supervision of French
director Gérard Pullicino, who will produce a show for distribution on the
stations on the PBS network in the United States. The show will air in March
Chamandy's own band was accompanied by the Cairo Symphony, and the singer
was backed up by dancers from Montreal, who were joined by belly dancers and
the principal dancer of the Cairo Opera House Ballet Company, Ahmed Nabil.
About Chantal Chamandy
With the release of her album Love Needs You in spring 2007, Chantal
Chamandy shot into the top 100, based on Soundscan's figures for album sales
in Canada. This past February, her single Feels Like Love climbed the charts
only three weeks after its release, reaching 25th spot in the BDS top 50 and
10th spot in the top 25 for the adult contemporary category. The single was
certified platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.
Additional information is available at www.chantalchamandy.com.
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For further information:
For further information: Sylvie Robitaille, (514) 843-2354, Cell: (514)
220-4979; Marie-Annick L'Allier, In Egypt: 011-201-6638-6391