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Art Alert: The Gypsy Jazz Project, Awtar Quartet to open New Cairo's Room Art Space

The new branch of Room Art Space is set to host live music shows on a daily basis

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 May 2019
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The Gypsy Jazz Project and Awtar Quartet are performing on Thursday, 23 May, at the opening of the new branch of Room Art Space located in New Cairo.

"A day like that cannot be complete without you and all music fans in Cairo," stated the organisers.

The Gypsy Jazz Project is "influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and their Gypsy Jazz tunes, presenting the up-swinging, waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil music to the jazz scene," as they state in their public bio.

The band combines gypsy guitarists Andrew Guindi, Amr Soliman and Michael Adel with Amir Latif (violin), Ashraf Rezk (accordion), Andrew Safwat (bass) and vocals by Monica Roshdy.

The Awtar Quartet consists of Egyptian musicians Yasser Ghoneim on first violin, Khaled Saleh on second violin, Essam Abdel-Hamid on viola and Mohamed Abdel-Fattah on cello, and performs a variety of musical genres, from Arabic to easy-listening compositions, as well as gems of Western classical music.

Room's new branch is located in The Spot mall in front of AUC gate on 4,370 square metres with indoor and outdoor areas that will host live music events and concerts on a daily bases, hosting up to 400 guests per event, and will be open from 9am till after midnight.

Thursday, 23 May, 10.30pm
Room Art Space, New Cairo

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