Jazzy Rhythms and Melodic Harmonies: Celebrating International Jazz Day in the Middle East

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International Jazz Day, celebrated on 30 April, is a vibrant celebration of jazz as a catalyst for unity and cultural exchange. This year, we explore the unique blend of Middle Eastern jazz, highlighting talented artists and exciting upcoming events that will ignite people’s passion for this captivating genre. Le Cri du Caire Leading the way with their unique performances, Le Cri du Caire combines the expressive vocals of Abdullah Miniawy, the soulful saxophone melodies of Peter Corser, and the enchanting cello sounds of Karsten Hochapfel. Blending rock, jazz, oriental influences, spoken word, Sufi poetry, and philosophy, this trio transcends boundaries and captivates audiences with their metaphorical universe. Karkhana Comprising Sam Shalabi, Sharif Sehnaoui, Maurice Louca, Mazen Kerbaj, Özün Usta, Tony Elieh, and Umut Çağlar, this Middle Eastern supergroup weave together Arab guitar rock, free jazz, krautrock, and psychedelic elements. Inspired by the legendary Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid, Karkhana’s evocative sound transports listeners to a 21st-century fusion of musical genres. Rabih Abou-Khalil  Hailing from Lebanon, Rabih Abou-Khalil is a masterful oud player and composer who seamlessly blends Arabic music with jazz, classical, and other styles. With a career spanning decades, he…

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