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Egypt culture minister departs for Germany to receive music award with Cairo Steps band
Culture

Egypt culture minister departs for Germany to receive music award with Cairo Steps band

Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem left for Germany on Tuesday to receive a music award that went to Cairo Steps,…
All that jazz: Saudis attend country’s first jazz festival
Middle East

All that jazz: Saudis attend country’s first jazz festival

Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia‚Äôs first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor…
Global stars descend on Cairo for jazz festival
Culture

Global stars descend on Cairo for jazz festival

This October marks the eighth edition of the annual and on-its-way-to-being-iconic Cairo Jazz Festival. To be held at the American…
‘Unforgettable’ singer Natalie Cole dead at 65
Culture

‘Unforgettable’ singer Natalie Cole dead at 65

Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole, whose biggest hit came in a virtual duet with her late father, pop legend Nat King…
Young jazz guitarist wins fans – and benefactors – in Madrid
Culture

Young jazz guitarist wins fans – and benefactors – in Madrid

If you're a guitar aficionado visiting the Headbanger Rare Guitar shop in Madrid, Spain, you're likely to find a teenager…
Yehia Khalil performs in Cairo, Alexandria end of August
Art news

Yehia Khalil performs in Cairo, Alexandria end of August

Egyptian jazz superstar drummer Yehia Khalil will hold two concerts in Cairo and Alexandria at the end of August. The first…
Yehia Khalil to perform at Opera House
Art news

Yehia Khalil to perform at Opera House

Jazz musician Yehia Khalil will hold his first concert this year at the Cairo Opera House’s small hall on 22…
Grammy winner Gilberto Gil headlines the 5th Annual Cairo Jazz Festival
Art news

Grammy winner Gilberto Gil headlines the 5th Annual Cairo Jazz Festival

  It only makes sense that Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil is this year’s “Guest of Honor” at the fifth Cairo…
Jazz it up: Musical society seeks to revive a forgotten musical genre
Art news

Jazz it up: Musical society seeks to revive a forgotten musical genre

Many people are not aware of Egypt’s internationally recognized Free Jazz Ensemble, which was active during most of the second…
The fifth Sufi Jazz Festival reconnects with African music
Art news

The fifth Sufi Jazz Festival reconnects with African music

With the beats of the karakeb (large metal castanets) and the clap of their hands, Moroccan artists Mahdi Nassouli and…
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