In a new chapter of The crisis that erupted between artist Hani Shaker and Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris Regarding the decision to ban the first 20 performers of musical festivals from singing in Egypt, the artist Shaker refused to comment on the crisis that has been going on for days, and was content with a few fiery words.
During a seminar held at the Cinema Palace under the title “The Problem of the Relationship Between Art and Freedom of Creativity”, Hani Shaker, head of the Syndicate of Musical Professions, said that he (Sawiris) does not understand the field of music and singing, only saying: “He who attacks does not love Egypt,” as he put it. It was reported by the Egyptian media.
In response to a question from a journalist, in which he compared Shaker crisis with Sawiris And his crisis with the duo Hassan Shakoush and Reda El Bahrawy, the Musicians’ Syndicate refused to compare the two crises.
The crisis between Naguib Sawiris and Hani Shaker began when the former criticized Hani Shaker’s decision to stop the performer of the 20 festivals, describing the decision as “flawed”, through his official account on Twitter, saying: “The first time I see a captain of singers who is very proud of banning singing .. The audience that decides to hear who and who is not, not the captain.
On the other hand, Hani Shaker mocked Sawiris’ statements, during a media appearance, saying: “There is no such thing as the Singers Syndicate, sincerely. To be honest, this is the sweetest joke I’ve heard… Because I am the captain of the musicians, so I have nothing to do with the singers.”
But the quarrel did not stop there, and the dispute took another turn, when Naguib Sawiris, the festival performer, demanded resort to the judiciary, and said that he did not like Hani Shaker’s singing, to which the latter responded with fiery statements in a telephone interview with the media, Amr Adib on MBC Egypt, saying: I am not honored that he hears me, and it does not benefit him in the first place, because he who hears this quality cannot hear Hani Shaker.”