courtesy of T Sister's band's official Facebook page
CAIRO – 31 March 2019: American folk band The T Sisters will be performing two public concerts, collaborating with Egyptian artists and leading workshops.
The band features the vocal harmonies of sisters Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen who are bringing their “indie folk” sound to Cairo, under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy and American Music Abroad (AMA).
As part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival The T Sisters will cooperate with Egyptian folk musician Shereen Abdo and will perform in an all-female line up on April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Greek Campus in downtown Cairo. The T Sisters will also perform a free show open to the public at Maadi Public Library on Tuesday, April 3.
This program, funded by the Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau, builds on the successful collaboration over the years between American and Egyptian musicians, including most recently between Chelsey Green and Dina el-Wedidi in 2017, and between Dangerflow, Tarek el-Sheik, and Mai Abdel Aziz in 2018.
Ever since the famous American trumpet player Louis Armstrong visited Egypt in 1961, the U.S. Embassy has brought together American and Egyptian musicians through various programs and activities.
The American Music Abroad program sends talented American musicians around the world as cultural ambassadors. AMA musicians engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, jam sessions, workshops, and media interviews.