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Art Alert: Egyptian Oriental jazz musician Yehya Khalil to perform at Cairo Opera

Khalil recently received the Cairo Opera House Lifetime Achievement Award for his "outstanding contribution in enriching musical life in Egypt"

Eslam Omar , Wednesday 28 Nov 2018
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Egyptian jazz musician Yehya Khalil is gearing up with his ensemble for a second concert of the season at the Cairo Opera House Small Hall on Thursday, 13 December.

Khalil opened the season on 15 November with the motto "unlimited entertainment," urging his fans to come to the 13 December performance.

One of the pioneers of the jazz movement in Egypt, Khalil was recently honoured amid celebrations of the birth of the Cairo Opera House, mid-October.

He received the Opera House-bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award for his "outstanding contribution in enriching musical life in Egypt," with the award handed to him by Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem.

The King of Jazz, as his many fans describe him, lived in Chicago in the 1960s and 70s, after joining the American Music Conservatory for two years, played with a lot of know international musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Ginger Baker, Jeff Bush and Eric Clapton, before returning to Egypt.

Programme:                                         
Thursday, 13 December at 8pm
Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek

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