Amer El Tony - Al Mawlaweya Al Masreya
About the artist
Amer El tony Al Mawlaweya Al Masreya
The Egyptian Mawlawiyah was established in 1994 by its singer Amer Eltony. He wanted to present the Egyptian heritage internationally to highlight the peculiarity of the Egyptian heritage and its cultural identity. The Mawlawiyah uses all festivity forms that have used whirling in Egypt starting from the ancient Pharaonic celebrations which practiced whirling as a basis ritual during the annual celebration of the resurrection of Osiris. In this ritual, the conflict between good and evil ends, and this is symbolized by the elevation of the falcon Horus that flies and combats evil.
Amer Eltony played a pioneering role in protecting the Egyptian Mawlawi heritage by establishing this group. The Egyptian Mawlawi heritage is a part of the sufi heritage that did not attract the attention of previous generation; therefore, Eltony tried to unearth this kind of Mawlawi art to assure that Egypt has an important Mawlawi heritage.