Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

Egypt’s Mahmoud al-Tohamy is a master of Islamic chanting, a 1,400-year-old art form known as “inshad” — but that hasn’t stopped him from performing the “Game of Thrones” theme song.At age 41, Tohamy is inspired by the mystical Sufi branch of Islam and deeply committed to the spiritual essence of the ancient performance of devotional poetry and odes.But he has also earned global renown as an artistic pioneer who fuses inshad with other styles to create experimental and mesmerising works of music.While the strictest interpretations of the art of chanting bans the use of accompanying musical in…

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