Arabic-scented jazz and spice-coloured blues at the Open Air Theatre

Ahram Online, Wednesday 13 Apr 2011

On Friday 15 April, Sharkiat Fathy Salama and Mahmoud Refaat concert will take place at the Open Air Theatre at Cairo Opera House


 According to Fathy Salama's website, Sharkiat Fathy Salama incorporates "Arabic-scented jazz and spice-coloured blues.

Sharkiat never takes it easy. It’s improvisations, a feature common to Arabic music and jazz, are built on a deep knowledge of the Arab heritage.

Musicians juggle with maqam (the traditional rhythms and scales of Arabic music) by dusting them and making them dance. They play with the thousand and one rhythms carried by the Nile over the centuries, from deep inside Africa to the Mediterranean coast of Egypt".

Fathy Salama is an Egyptian musician, composer and Grammy award winner.

Salama on keyboards and Mahmoud Refaat on percussions will give their concert at the Open Air Theatre - Cairo Opera House  on Friday, 15 April at 8 pm.

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