In Pics: 10th edition of Cairo Jazz Festival launched

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Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 01:00 GMT

Cairo Jazz Festival launched its 10th edition during a press conference held on Oct.3 at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis-Press Photo

Cairo Jazz Festival launched its 10th edition during a press conference held on Oct.3 at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis-Press Photo

CAIRO – 4 October 2018: The Cairo Jazz Festival launched its 10th edition during a press conference held on Oct.3 at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis.

Founder of the Cairo Jazz Festival Amro Salah said that the festival aims to raise awareness among people about Jazz music through inviting 14 countries including Germany, Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Japan, Luxembourg and Finland for the first time to present 21 concerts over four days.

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The Cairo Jazz Festival launched its 10th edition during a press conference held on Oct.3 at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis- Press Photo

Among the international stars participating in the festival are Syrian Lynn Adib, Portuguese Rita Maria, Austrian David Halbuck, Czech Dan Barta, Hungarian Esther Fakzi and Jerome Klein band from Luxembourg.

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Neveen Kenawy, Jazz Tales festival's general coordinator-Press Photo

Egyptian-German band Cairo Steps, Egyptian Singer Nouran Abu Taleb, as well as the Egyptian bands Hawidro and Baghdadi will also partake in the festival.

In this regard, Salah revealed that AUC will provide 12 bus lines at different places, and that the festival’s tickets cost LE 200 for a whole day.

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The Cairo Jazz Festival launched its 10th edition during a press conference held on Oct.3 at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis- Press Photo

He further remarked that the festival will not only introduce concerts but will also present musical workshops to raise musical awareness.

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The Cairo Jazz Festival launched its 10th edition during a press conference held on Oct.3 at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis- Press Photo

In the same context, Cultural Adviser to the President of the American University in Cairo, Heinz Mahoney, pointed out that holding this year’s edition at the AUC's new campus in the fifth settlement aims to build an artistic and cultural center in New Cairo.

The press conference was attended by musician Hisham Kharma, who expressed his happiness and pride to participate for the first time in the festival as he will perform a concert at the festival’s opening ceremony.

The 10th edition of the Cairo International Jazz Festival is set to run from October 11 - 14 at the American University’s Theatre in the fifth settlement.

The festival is held under the auspices of Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Tourism Promotion Authority in cooperation with embassies of Austria, Netherlands, Czech, Poland, Portugal and Hungary as well as international cultural entities.

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