Art Alert: Egyptian marimba player Nesma Abdel-Aziz in two concerts

Ahram Online , Monday 30 Aug 2021

The acclaimed musician and her band will perform in Alexandria this weekend and in Cairo the weekend after

Nesma Abdel-Aziz
A snap shot of Egyptian marimba player Nesma Abdel-Aziz playing on the instrument. Photo courtesy of Nesma Abdel-Aziz Facebook page

Famous Egyptian marimba player Nesma Abdel-Aziz will perform with her band at the Alexandria Opera House’s Sayed Darwish Theatre on Friday 3 September, one week before they take the Cairo Opera House’s Fountain Theatre on 10 September.

The two concerts will be featuring numerous compositions beloved by Egyptian audiences, arrangements of Arabic classics, as well as Western music and jazz flavours.

Abdel-Aziz, who performed in many international festivals and events, began her career in 2001, when she performed with renowned musician and composer Omar Khairat. She later started her own band to work on personal projects.

Considered to be one of the best Marimba players in the Arab world, Abdel-Aziz studied at the Cairo Conservatory of Music before traveling to continue her studies in the United States.

Programme

Alexandria Concert
Friday 3 September, at 8pm
Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre

Cairo Concert
Friday 10 September, at 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Fountain Theatre

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