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Art Alert: Cairo Steps and German Quadro Nuevo to perform in three Egyptian cities

The Cairo Steps Ensemble and the German Quadro Nuevo Ensemble will give concerts in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour Jan. 11, 13, and 14 respectively

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Jan 2017
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Egypt's Cairo Steps Ensemble will be joined by German Quadro Nuevo ensemble in three concerts to be performed in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour the second week of January.

The Cairo Steps Ensemble is an international jazz and world music ensemble consisting of Egyptian and German musicians. The ensemble was founded in 2002 by Egyptian Oud player Basem Darwisch and German pianist Matthias Frey, as a collaborative project between the two.

Their music combines traditional Egyptian and oriental music with jazz improvisation, incorporating other musical styles from around the world, including spiritual music from the sufi tradition.

The Quadro Nuevo ensemble is a world music and jazz quartet founded in 1996. The band has released eight albums since its formation and received numerous awards, including thirteen German Jazz Awards and five European Impala awards. Their albums have also frequently topped the German World Music Charts.

 

Programme:
11 January, 8pm
Main Hall, Cairo Opera House

13 January, 8pm
Alexandria Opera House

14 January, 8pm
Damanhour Theatre

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