Cairo Steps in two concerts at the Cairo Opera House mid-December

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Oct 2021

Egyptian composer and Oud player Basem Darwisch and his Egyptian-American ensemble Cairo Steps will give two concerts at the Cairo Opera House on 15 and 16 December.

Cairo Steps

Starring last year at their debut participation at the Arabic Music Festival, the band is returning to Christmas concerts after skipping it last year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Gaining international success with their modern jazz approach to spiritual music, whether Coptic or Islamic Sufi, through oriental compositions, the internationally- accredited Cairo Steps are exploring orchestral colours since the summer of 2019.

Cairo Steps' repertoire included some of Darwisch's compositions: Garden City, Bokra, Arabiskan, Saidi, Khaliji, Amber, Dance Du Nil, Siwa in addition to a first-time performance of InFerag, a piece he composed last year influenced by the lockdown.

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