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PHOTO GALLERY: Cairo Jazz Festival opens with spectacular performances


Gilberto Gil mesmerises the audience (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Dina El-Wadid joins her mentor Gilberto Gil on stage (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Brazilian legend Gilberto Gil takes the main stage (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Brazilian legend Gilberto Gil takes the main stage (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Dina El-Wadidi (Egypt) on the side stage (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Mahmoud Siam, Guitarist of Massar Egbari, joins El-Wadidi on stage (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Dina El-Wadidi (Egypt) on the side stage (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Kristina Tuomi (Germany) on the side stage (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Ribab Fusion (Morocco) in concert (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Ribab Fusion (Morocco) in concert (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Ribab Fusion (Morocco) in concert (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Ribab Fusion (Morocco) in concert (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
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Iconic Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil played at the Cairo Jazz Festival Thursday night, among an impressive concert line-up

A line-up of big names in the jazz world, including the iconic Brazilian musician, Gilberto Gil, starred in the kick off of the fifth edition of the Cairo International Jazz Festival on Thursday 21 March.

The festival presented Gil with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the end of his performance.

Other performances included Dina El-Wadidi (Egypt), Ribab Fusion (Morocco), Kristina Tuomi (Germany) and Ali El-Farouk Trio featuring Karam Mourad (Egypt/Canada).

The Cairo Jazz Festival continues for the rest of the weekend with an extensive programme.

Read Ahram Online's interview with the festival founder Amro Salah.

All photos by Rowan El Shimi

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