Egypt's Marimba band and Tanoura troupes set to perform at Austrian festival

MENA and Ahram Online, Sunday 25 Aug 2013

Egyptian Nesma Abdel-Aziz takes her Marimba band, joined by the popular Tanoura troupe, to Austria's capital for the Vienna African Arts Festival

Nesma Abdel Aziz
Nesma Abdel-Aziz on Marimba (Photo: Courtesy of Nesma Abdel-Aziz)

Egypt's Marimba band, led by Nesma Abdel-Aziz, along with the Tanoura Troupe, are set to participate in the Vienna African Arts Festival, to be held in Austria.

The Marimba band will perform several pieces, such as Souad Hosny's famous Ya Wad Ya Teqeel, as well as others by Om Kalthum, Warda, and Fayrouz.

Abdel-Aziz began her career in 2001, when she performed with renowned muscian 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.

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