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Art Alert: Traditional medieval music from Portugal, Russia, Egypt at Elbet Alwan

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Jan 2016
Historical instruments on display at Paris's Music Museum (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
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NAR is an international project that explores traditional medieval and folk music from the Mediterranean basin and European countries.

The formation consists of Graca Carvalho from Portugal (violin, flutes, vocals), Dimitry Rusi from Russia (oud, buzuk, rababa, vocals), and three Egyptian musicians, Ahmed el Sayed (guitar), Ashraf Tarek and Mohamed Adel (percussion).

The concert, which will take place on Thursday 14 January, will include traditional tunes from Iberian music of the 10th and 12th centuries, Egyptian folklore and modern gypsy melodies.

Thursday 14 January, 9pm
Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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