Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine’s concert

Egyptian singer Sherine's concert was cancelled because the event's organizer failed to apply for a license to hold such an event. (Photo courtesy: MBC)

Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story.

The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement Sunday that the concert, which had been planned for the end of October to raise money for children with cancer, was cancelled because the event's organizer failed to apply for a license to hold such an event.

The kingdom has loosened the reins on fun after a two-decade-long ban on concerts, but so far only for male singers.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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