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Art Alert: Africairo concert with Ahmed Omar and Asia Madani at Genaina Theatre

The project presents a fusion of African music with contemporary Egyptian

Ahram Online , Monday 9 Oct 2017
Africairo (Photo: part of promotional material by El-Genaina theatre)
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Ahmed Omar, the electric bassist of El-Dor El-Awal band, will lead the project Africairo collaborates with Asia Madani for a concert at Genaina theatre on 14 October.

Noting how African music has its influence in Egyptian music and the connections between both, Omar developed this new infusion project of Africairo

The music merges African tunes with unique sounds that have come to shape contemporary Egyptian music.

Omar’s band El-Dor El-Awal plays a fusion of oriental Jazz, and has two albums in its repertoire: Qarar Izala (2006) and Aa’tareeq (2009).

Asia Madani was born and raised in Wad Madani in east central Sudan, before moving to Egypt in 2000 where she built a repertoire encompassing Sudanese folklore, as well as her own songs.

Madani has collaborated with an array of Egyptian musicians, and attended workshops with different artists from the west, east and from Africa.  

Saturday 14 October, 8pm
El-Genaina Theatre, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

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