Art Alert: El-Dor El-Awal to perform at Darb1718

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Feb 2019

The oriental jazz band's music includes a unique combination of instruments and arrangements

El-Dor El-Awal

Egyptian band El-Dor El-Awal will perform a concert Saturday, 9 March, on the roof of Darb1718.

The prominent band will feature some of their most-popular songs, including Raqs El-Hawanem, Rehla, and Hawdag.

Founded in 1999, El-Dor El-Awal (“The First Floor”) are known for their unique sound that combines their musicians' wide background with a traditional oriental foundation.

The band is made up of the two popular percussionists Bob and Mizo, whose beats are very rich, especially when combined with the tight electric bass provided by Ahmed Omar and Fady Badr on the qanun and keyboards, Mohammad Samy on violin, Nour Ashour on saxophone and mizmar, and Hisham Issam on the oud.

Due to conflicting engagements among band members amid side projects inside and outside of Egypt, El-Dor El-Awal doesn't perform regularly, but the group tries to appear at cultural venues and with performances in local music spots.

Their first album, Qarar Izala (“Decision to Demolish”), was released in 2006, while their second, Aatareeq (“On the Road”), came out in 2009.

Saturday, 9 March, at 8pm
Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

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