Art Alert: Cairo Steps to premier new orchestral project in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Oct 2019

Maestro Nayer Nagui will lead the BA Orchestra to introduce the first orchestral concert for Basem Darwisch's Cairo Steps

 Cairo Steps
Cairo Steps founder Basem Darwesh

Egyptian-German ensemble Cairo Steps, founded by composer and oud player Basem Darwisch, will perform their first orchestra concert, accompanied by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra and conducted by Nayer Nagui.

The event will take place on 26 October 2019 at the main hall of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

The concert is "arranged by Mohamed Saad Basha, George Kolta Steven Simon, Rafeek Gamal Shoukry and Rami Attallah," Cairo Steps stated.

It will be a debut performance of the Cairo Steps' new project, as they celebrated in August 'last concert for regular guests; Islamic chanter Ali El-Helbawy and Ihab Yunis'.


The winners of the German Jazz Award 2018, alongside German band Quadro Nuevo, for the album Flying Carpet, Cairo Steps gained international success with their latest projects, performing various concerts in prestigious venues in Germany, Egypt, Kuwait, the UAE and other countries.

Cairo Steps, who frequently feature flutist Ines Abdel-Dayem, Egypt's current culture minister, merges traditional oriental grooves and spiritual chants with modern jazz and classics.

They state that their vision is "crossing cultural, political and religious borders and building bridges between the Occident and the Orient."



Saturday 26 October at 8pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Conference Center, Great Hall, Alexandria
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