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.


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




    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



    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