Spectacular Show on PBS

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Now this is what I call entertainment.

Egypt’s majestic Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx provide a dramatic backdrop for the U.S. television debut of Canadian artist Chantal Chamandy. Accompanied by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and a troupe of 10 dancers, the Egyptian-born singer/songwriter returns to her native country to perform an eclectic mix of songs.

Visually enhanced by striking choreography, elegant staging and a dynamic light show, the concert special includes an emotional rendition of “Somewhere” from West Side Story, two traditional Arabic songs (“Salma ya Salama” and “Helwa ya Beladi”) and Chantal’s original compositions (“You Want Me,” “Peace”).

Filmed September 7, 2007, the performance features guest appearances by the Egyptian National Ballet Company, Tanoura dancers, a Darbouka drum band and an Egyptian marching band. (ever hear of Egyptian “belly dancers” – they’re hot!)

‘Chantal Live at The Pyramids’ marks the first time a concert was permitted to be filmed at the base of the Pyramids on the Giza plateau – it offers a breathtaking, illuminated view of the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

From the preview on YouTube, this is a spectacular concert. Don’t miss it March 4th on PBS!

If you want to win a DVD of the concert – let us know. We will draw names (email addresses) at random.

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Author: movie boss

Scott Rosenberg is an award winning entertainment journalist covering stories bridging the United States and Asia. He is also managing director of AMW International Co. Ltd., a Bangkok based pr and marketing boutique.

Wearing his journalist cap, he serves as Asian Pacific Bureau Chief of US based Film Journal International and former editor of Monsters and Critics. Formerly Scott was Thailand correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter and Southeast Asian correspondent for Variety.

Scott has served as consultant to many international film festivals, most recently serving as director for the inaugural Phuket Film Festival in Phuket, Thailand in October 2007.

Scott was presented the “Friends of Thailand” Award by the Thai Government in 2002 for his contributions to the Kingdom through his journalistic endeavors while having received from His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, that same year the royal titles Commandeur de l’ordre Royal du Sahametrei and Commandeur de l’ordre Royal du Cambodge.

As a hobby, Scott raises rare breed, pedigree Thai Ridgeback Dogs and “hangs-out” with Thai Elephants in northern Thailand as they paint. Their paintings can be found at www.elephant-paintings.com

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