Art Alert: Greek composer Yanni to perform at Giza pyramids

Ahram Online , Wednesday 7 Oct 2015

The renowned musician will be making his Sound and Light Theatre debut

Yanni (Photo: fragment from the concert's promotional material)

The Greek composer, pianist and music producer Yanni will give a concert on 30 and 31 October at the Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Greater Cairo.

The concert is organised by Promoters International and will take place at the Sound and Light Theatre.

Born on 14 November 1954 in Kalamata, Greece, Yanni soon moved to the US to study at the Unniversty of Minnesota. He started his career in 1977 by joining Chameleon, a nascent rock band. Later in 1987 he founded a band comprising of himself and musicians John Tesh and Charlie Adams.

Since then Yanni has produced an array of albums, with music that he classifies as contemporary instrumental.

His early albums include Optimystique (1984), Keys to Imagination (1986), Out of Silence (1987) as well as Dare to Dream (1992) and In My Time (1993), both of which were nominated for Grammy Awards.

Yanni Live at the Acropolis (1994) is the musician's first live album and one of his seminal works. It sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

His later albums includes Tribute (1997), If I Could Tell You (2000), Ethnicity (2003), Yanni Voices (2009), Truth of Touch (2011), and most recently Inspirato (2014).

30 and 31 October
Sound and Light Theatre, Giza

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