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Art Alert: Greek musician Yanni to perform at Egypt's North Coast

This is Yanni's second time in Egypt, after his 2015 performance at the Giza Pyramids

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 May 2019

Renowned greek musician Yanni will perform in Egypt at Mountain View North Coast on 26 July.

This is the second time Yanni performs in Egypt, the first being in Cairo at the Giza Pyramids where he held two concerts over 2 days.

Born on 14 November 1954 in Kalamata, Greece, Yanni soon moved to the US to study at the Universty of Minnesota.

Initially Greece's national swimming champion, Yanni pursued a degree in clinical psychology before switching to music 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).

Friday 26 July at 10pm
Mountain View, North Coast

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