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Jazz Around the World 2 – 21 April – Egypt

Posted in Blog, Jazz, Jazz Around the World with tags , , , , , , , on Sunday, 21 April 2019, by Stan

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Welcome to Egypt. Today we will take a step back into the past, then come back and see what’s happening on Egypt’s Jazz scene right now.

First up, we have drummer Salah Ragab. The start of Egyptian Jazz is credited to him. In 1968, Ragab created one of Egypt’s first big bands called the Cairo Jazz Band, which will join him on this set. Sadly, Ragab passed away in 2008 at the age of 72, but thanks to the Internet, we can still hear his music.

From the early days of Jazz in Egypt, let’s hear from Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band:

 

Calling You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahn el Kahleeli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egypt Strut


This next group brings us back to today. Up next is keyboardist/arranger Akram El Sharkawy. El Sharkawy has been a fixture on Egyptian music since the nineties. He can be found at local and international festivals. In addition to his Jazz concerts, he frequently accompanies Arabic singers and orchestras.

Let’s welcome to the stage, Akram El Sharkawy:
Kahraman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Samba Latino

 

 

 

 

 

 

To close out or concert, we will check in with Eftekasat. Started by keyboardist/accordionist Amro Salah, Eftekasat began as a band in late 2001. Rapidly gaining popularity and positive reviews, Eftekasat debuted at the Cairo Jazz Club in 2002. Then, in 2004, they landed on the international stage at the Bansko Jazz festival in Bulgaria. They have since played to appreciative audiences from the U.S to Japan, to India, and across Europe. As such, they are one of the very few Egyptian groups to gain such worldwide acclaim.

It is indeed a pleasure to introduce to you, Eftekasat. They’ll be playing an extended set for us today:

 

Featuring Naseer Shamma – “La Belle Algérie”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live at the Nisville Jazz festival in Serbia – “Titre”

 

 

 

 

 

Saba Rakeb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live at El Sawy Culture Wheel – “Jazzmina”

 

 

 

 

 

Live at El Sawy Culture Wheel – “Deep South Blues”

 

 

 

Greeky

 

 

EgyptThank you for joining us here in Egypt. I hope you enjoyed the concert. We’ll meet at the Internet Airport for our flight. Next stop on our Jazz Around the World 2 tour: Uganda.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.