Art Alert: Wust El-Balad among bands opening 11th Cairo International Jazz Festival
Ahram Online, , Sunday 29 Sep 2019
The opening concert of the 11th Cairo International Jazz Festival will also feature Amena El-Abd, Drums United and the Artvark Saxophone Quartet, and The Gypsy Jazz Project


Famous Egyptian band Wust El-Balad will be performing during the opening of the 11th edition of the Cairo International Jazz Festival on Thursday, 10 October, at the American University in Cairo.



The concert will include a rich programme that starts from 6pm and will last until almost midnight. Also hosted will be Circle of Four featuring Amena El-Abd, Drums United and the Artvark Saxophone Quartet, and The Gypsy Jazz Project.



Wust El-Balad, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, played a key role in shaping Egypt’s underground scene with their success in the 2000s, remaining successful after changes in their formation and released their last album, 'Bantalony El-Jeans,' last year — their fourth after Wust El-Balad (2007), Rubabekya (2011) and Karakib (2014).



Founded by Egyptian musician Amro Salah in 2009, the three-day festival, that will also expand its concerts to other venues such as the Cairo Jazz Club, Darb 1718 and NWT (Maadi Villa 19) hosting bands from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, Morocco, Austria, Portugal, Luxembourg and Italy.


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