Egyptian music ensemble to tour Denmark

Ahram Online, Tuesday 13 Aug 2013

Egyptian group Maktoub Trio performs a 5-stop tour around Denmark between 18 and 25 August

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Maktoub Trio will perform in Denmark (Photo: Maktoub Trio Facebook page)

Maktoub Trio, an instrumental musical project will perform in cities of Jyderup, Copenhagen, Århus and Nykøbing Mors from 18 to 24 August on their first-ever tour abroad.

The ensemble, founded by percussionist Ayman Mabrouk, oud player Ahmed Maher and accordionist Wael El-Sayed, plays instrumental Arabic music, mixing jazz and world music.

The trio was founded in April 2013 and premiered at El-Genaina Theatre.

On percussion, Ayman Mabrouk, a music enthusiast, explores many different Oriental music styles, which forms the basis of his musical work today, with a variety of percussion instruments. He has been featured in many Jazz and World Music festivals in Egypt and worldwide and he plays with several bands and musicians, including locally popular Massar Egbari and Ghalia Benali.

Oud player Ahmed Maher developed his interest in oud from an early age. He studied with well known oud player Nassir Shamma at Bayt Al-Oud, in addition to playing in the 'Orient Orchestra' and with the Grammy award winner at Fathy Salama’s music workshop for composition and harmony.

Wael El-Sayed, the group's accordion player, has been performing with many bands, as their member or guest performer, taking part in many festivals in Egypt, Iraq and France. Furthermore, he composed music for many theatre plays and movies.

The instrumental trio performed with Tunisian artist Ghalia Ben Ali in her last performance in the Hayy music festival, receiving a strong applause from the audience.

 

Programme:
Sunday 18 August, 5pm
Bobi Bar, 1115 Copenhagen.

Monday 19 August, 7:30pm
Metronomen, 2000 Frederiksberg , Copenhagen.

Wednesday 21 August, 7:30pm
Jyderup Højskole, 4450 Jyderup.

Friday 23 August, 4pm
The Open Stage at the festival "The Culture Meeting" in Nykøbing Mors.

Saturday 24 August, 9pm
FairBar, 8000 Århus.

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