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Art Alert: Three concerts for Cairo Steps in Egypt this December

The German Jazz Award winners will perform in Alexandria, Cairo, and with a third concert together with HOH in New Cairo

Eslam Omar , Thursday 29 Nov 2018
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Cairo steps have played their first concert ever in the Gulf in Kuwait's Peace Festive, Thursday 25 October 2018 (Photo: Ahram Online)
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German-Egyptian musical ensemble Cairo Steps are gearing up for three concerts in Egypt, including one with HOH band on 20 December in Cairo Festival City.

The first concert will be in Alexandria's Opera at the Sayed Darwish Theatre on 13 December 2018, three days before another at the Cairo Opera Theatre on 16 December 2018.

Founded in 2002 by Egyptian oud player Basem Darwish, Cairo Steps, mixing classical music with jazz and Oriental Sufi tunes, is conducted by Sebastian Müller-Schrobsdorff and features Islamic chanter Ihab Yunis.

The band received the German Jazz Award at an event in Berlin in April alongside German band Quadro Nuevo for their joint album Flying Carpet, which saw a contribution from flautist Inas Abdel-Dayem, who is currently Egypt's culture minister.

HOH is comprised of three well known musicians: Hany Adel, of Wust El Balad; Ousso Lotfy, of Nagham Masry, and Massar Egbari's Hany El-Dakkak.

Programme:

First Concert:         
Thursday, 13 December, 8pm
Alexandria's Opera at the Sayed Darwish Theatre

Second Concert:
Sunday, 16 December, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Main Hall

Third Concert with HOH:
Thursday, 20 December, 7pm
The Marquee, Cairo Festival City, New Cairo

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