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Art Alert: Youssra El-Hawary and Monika Herzig’s SHEroes to close third Jazz Tales Festival

The Jazz Tales Festival started Monday and will feature workshops and concerts of Egyptian and international performers

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Apr 2019
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Youssra El-Hawary and Monika Herzig’s SHEroes will perform at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Art Centre on Saturday, 13 April.

The concert will close the ongoing third edition of the Jazz Tales Festival that kicked off Monday with workshops and concerts on its programme.

SHEroes is a successful pianist and composer from the US while El-Hawary is a young accordionist, songwriter and performer.

El-Hawary took the music scene by storm in 2012 with her hit single El-Soor, before hosting a weekly radio show in 2014 and releasing her first album in 2017 after a series of concerts and festivals both in Egypt and abroad.

The Jazz Tales Festival is mainly taking place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, but also has events in other venues, including the American University in Cairo's Tahrir Campus and the Farah Foundation in Agami outside Alexandria.

Workshops are being held within the third edition, featuring Cairo Big Band Society (Egypt), Chad Lefkowitz-Brown (USA) and Nesma Mahgoub (Egypt), and Glissando Big Band (Spain), Nouran Abutaleb (Egypt) and Under the Surface (Netherlands). Each workshop is followed with a concert.

The opening concert of the festival held Monday featured Egyptian Jazz drummer Yehya Khalil, with various other concerts being held.

The festival will also hold a film screening and discussion for Kazantzakis (Greece), directed by Yannis Smaragdis.


Youssra El-Hawary and Monika Herzig’s SHEroes
Saturday, 13 April, 8pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, 8:00 pm – Free entry

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