Today, Thursday, March 31, 2022 AD, the Libya Academy for Advanced Studies organized a dialogue session in the city of Benghazi on the occasion of Arab Music Day (Libyan Music). This session was coordinated by A. Hanan Al-Falah, and the meeting was moderated by A. Muhammad Al-Senussi, Head of the Music Department, Benghazi Activity Office, and a member of the Syndicate of Musical Professions.
Hosting with him: A. Al-Sharif Muhammad Al-Sharif, a musical composer, and Dr. Muhammad Bel-Hassan Muhammad, a member of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, University of Benghazi and head of the Benghazi Musical Professions Syndicate.
The meeting was opened by Mr. Muhammad Al-Senussi, who welcomed the guests and talked about Arabic music in general and Libyan music in particular.
After that, the conversation moved to Dr. Muhammad Belhassan, and he talked about the development of music and training in Arab institutes, and that music is not just playing and melodies, but has changed, and there has become electronic music, and with it it is possible to invent sounds used in melodies.
He also talked about the Musical Professions Syndicate and its goals, including: raising the level of Libyan professionals and artists and preserving their rights.
He also talked about the soundtrack, mentioning the most important works performed by Dr. Mohamed Belhassan, which is the soundtrack for a Libyan film that talks about Italian colonialism when the Libyans were exiled to Italy. The name of the film is (A Message from an Exile), for which it won an award from the Cairo Television and Radio Festival in 1997. .
After that, the conversation moved to Mr. Al-Sharif Muhammad, a music composer, and he talked about music, its melodies, and the most important works that he performed, which was a melody by the artist Zikra Muhammad, Ihab Tawfiq, and most Libyan artists, and one of his most famous popular melodies is “Fi Al-Zein Naseeb.”
The session included beautiful musical performances that express the beauty of this fine art.
At the conclusion of the session, the guests and young composers were honored and thanked for this session, wishing them more contributions, while always inviting them to the Libya Complex and its halls for any activity or idea that they consider most important to implement.