Cairo Jazz Station

At the crossroads between jazz and contemporary Middle Eastern music

An educational and artistic collaboration
between the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts
with the support of the Institut Français in Cairo

    Meeting up in Cairo to search for a new, common musical identity.

    Such is the aim of this group of young artists from the world of oral and improvised music in Europe and the Middle East. A unique new blend of timbres, born of the need to bridge the distance between the shores and sonic worlds of a rapidly changing area.

    MUSICIANS

    Abdallah Abozekry, saz (Egypt)
    Ismail Altunbas, percussions (Turkey)
    João Barradas, accordion (Portugal)
    Loris Lari, double basse (Italy)

     

    RESIDENCIES

     

    CAIRO (Egypt)Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts, 29 March-6 April 2016
    AIX-EN-PROVENCE • Festival d'Aix, 13-19 July 2016
    LISBON (Portugal) • Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation, 24-29 June 2017

     

    TOURING DATES

    CAIRO (Egypt)Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts, 5 April 2016
    AIX-EN-PROVENCE • Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède, 19 July 2016
    NUORO, Sardinia (Italy)Festival Nuoro Jazz, 25 August 2016
    CONSTANTINE (Algeria) • Festival DimaJazz, 20 November 2016

    HEIDELBERG (Germany) • Kongresshaus Stadthalle, 21 April 2017
    in the framework of the festival Heidelberger Frühling
    LISBON (Portugal) • Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation, 29 June 2017
    in the framework of the festival Jardim de Verão
    AIX-EN-PROVENCEDarius Milhaud Conservatoire, 16 July 2017

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