The channel falls within the country's culture ministry’s “Culture Is in Your Hands… Stay at Home” initiative, which strives to convince Egyptians to stay home during the outbreak.
The Egyptian Ministry of Culture has announced a YouTube channel to provide a range of cultural materials to encourage Egyptians to stay home to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
The free channel airs diverse cultural shows, including theatrical plays, music concerts, short films, feature films and documentaries.
As part of the e-initiative, a concert for Syrian star Assala will be broadcast on the Ministry of Culture’s official YouTube channel on April 2 at 9 pm. Assala is one of the most popular singers in the Arab world.
Assala released numerous successful songs throughout her career, such as Ya Magnoon (Oh Madman), Shakhsya Aneeda (Stubborn person), and Tasawar (Imagine), among others. The famous Syrian singer won the Best Arab Singer award from Dear Guest Awards.
“The channel is one of several measures we will take to encourage culture lovers to stay at home,” said ministry spokesman Mohamed Muneer. “It will air a rich treat of cultural materials.”
Egypt suspended all cultural activities to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Cinemas were closed and theatres shut their doors. Egypt also stopped receiving cultural delegates from other countries.