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Art Alert: Kaddal Merrill to perform at Al-Dammah Theatre

Kaddal Merrill is a collaboration between Egyptian flautist Fayrouz Kaddal and British musician Daniel Merrill, celebrating folk and heritage and their mixed roots

Ahram Online , Thursday 2 Aug 2018
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Kaddal Merril duo will be performing at Cairo’s Al-Dammah Theatre on 17 August, joined by Mokhtar and Bouda Abul-Yazeed.

Kaddal Merrill is a collaboration between Egyptian flautist Fayrouz Kaddal and British musician Daniel Merrill, celebrating folk and heritage and their mixed roots. By combining flute and violin their music is inspired by Nubian, Oriental and British musical traditions. They have performed at festivals in the UK and Denmark.

The duo will be joined by percussionists Abul-Yazeed and Mokhtar on the tabla, duff and req.

Merrill is a British musician and composer whose repertoire includes composing for the BBC and the London Contemporary Orchestra. According to the event’s statement, Merrill “has been performing internationally for over a decade, predominantly with the renowned free folk ensemble Dead Rat Orchestra.”

Kaddal trained as a Western classical flautist. A passion for folk and traditional music led her to join High Dam Band, to perform with FluNay, and forming and performing with Felouka band.

Abul-Yazeed is a member of Hawas and Bahgaga bands, as a percussionist, body percussionist and drummer.

Mokhtar is a musician and instructor of percussion in both the Oriental and Latin genres. Over the past eight years he performed alongside many of Egypt’s bands and singers, including Youssra El-Hawary, Shereen Abdo, Nagham Saleh, The Choir Project and Bahgaga.

Programme:
Friday, 17 August at 9pm
El-Dammah Theatre, 30a E-Balaqsa Street, Abdeen, Downtown Cairo
 

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