Art Alert: Egyptian marimba musician Nesma Abdel-Aziz to perform in Damanhour

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Aug 2019

A concert is being held each Friday at the Damanhour Opera House as part of the Summer Festival

Nesma Abdel-Aziz

Egyptian marimba musician Nesma Abdel-Aziz and her ensemble will perform a concert at the Damanhour Opera House on Friday 23 August.

The concert is part of the Summer Festival organised by the Cairo Opera House.

Abdel-Aziz gained fame as the solo percussionist of the Cairo Opera Orchestra, particularly when accompanying star musician Omar Khairat, who assigned her many solos from his repertoire.

Abdel-Aziz, who has a different approach to classical and contemporary music, performed a series of successful concerts with her 'Nesma Group' ensemble all over the globe.

They have represented Egypt in a number of festivals in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, India, Austria, Lebanon, the USA, Switzerland, Dubai, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Oman.

The Damanhour Opera House is hosting six performances on Fridays, starting 26 July, with singer Ali El-Haggar followed by Nesma Mahgoub and Khaled Selim, with Nesma's concert to be followed by others including Marwa Nagi on 30 August and Baghdadi Big Band on 6 September.

The festival is also active in Alexandria at the Sayed Darwich Theatre and the Roman Theatre.

Friday 23 August, 8pm
Damanhour Opera House, Damanhour

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