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Art Alert: Boghdady Big Band at Cairo Opera House

Egypt resumed public cultural activities last month as part of phase one of the country's cautious reopening following the COVID-19 lockdown

Ahram Online , Sunday 2 Aug 2020
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Egypt's Boghdady Big Band will take the stage of the Cairo Opera House's Fountain Theatre on 7 August for a performance titled 'Best Tunes and Greatest Songs for Big Bands.'

Founded by conductor Magdy Boghdady, the band has found success with their jazz repertoire, which combines American and Egyptian tunes and standards like Brazil, April in Paris, New York, Moon Dance, Fly Me to the Moon, Mambo Jumbo and others.

Boghdady Big Band will hold another concert at the Alexandria Opera House on Sunday 9 August.

The Cairo Opera House is hosting a series of events during the month of August, including concerts for Black Theama (Wednesday 5), Ali El-Haggar (Thursday 6), Medhat Saleh (Thursday 12), Mohamed El-Helw (Friday 21), and many other events.

Egypt resumed public cultural activities last month as part of phase one of the country's cautious reopening following the Covid-19 lockdown, with all events held under strict measures that include social distancing, obligatory facemasks, and sanitising.

Programme:
Friday 7 August, 8pm
Open Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek

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