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"Cairo Steps" gets German music award
Published in The Egyptian Gazette on 17 - 04 - 2018

CAIRO, April 17, 2018 (MENA) - Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem left for Germany Tuesday to receive a music award that went to Cairo Steps, an international music ensemble consisting of Egyptian and German musicians.
Cairo Steps merges and combines traditional Egyptian and oriental grooves with modern jazz improvisation, classical music and contemporary sounds.
The music is influenced by spiritual ethnic music as well as European music traditions and alternates between strong unison rhythms, virtuoso solos and meditative soundscapes.
Founded in 2002 as a collaboration between Egyptian oud player Basem Darwisch and German pianist Matthias Frey, Cairo Steps has now become an international ensemble under the musical direction of German pianist and producer Sebastian Müller-Schrobsdorff.


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