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.