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Sunday, October 25, 2009

BLUES ON THE NILE/"Bluesapalooza" concerts in Cairo

Don has made some research and came out with this comprehensive information about the "Blues on the Nile" tour:

Blues on the Nile/“Bluesapalooza” 27 October through 2 November
Starring ZAC HARMON & DEANNA BOGART with special guests TERRY "HARMONICA" BEAN and The Blues Boss himself STEVE SIMON

Showdates in Egypt: 

Tuesday - October 27th, 2009 - Cairo University, 6 p.m., Dome Hall, Tuesday, FREE
Wednesday - October 28th, 2009 - The Cairo Opera House, 8 pm Open Air Theater
Thursday - October 29th, 2009 - Maadi House (members and their guests only)
Friday - October 30th, 2009 - The Great Pyramids - Sound & Light Stage, 4 p.m. FREE

About the Artists:
Zac Harmon was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Harmon. During the 50’s and 60’s Harmon hung out at his father’s pharmacy in Jackson, soaking up the aura and sounds of the musician customers while developing his skills as a guitarist, organist and vocalist. Go to for a preview of his electrifying blues guitar.

Saxophonist and pianist Deanna Bogart blends boogie-woogie, blues, country, and jazz. From a Downbeat review “Deanna possesses a gift for approaching blues, soul and R&B material with warmth and firmness. Her originals, in particular the beautifully sung, intelligent ballads "Blue By Night" and "Tender Days," sound as fresh as if she'd magically plucked them out of the air. " Preview her at

Terry “Harmonica” Bean, another Mississippi bluesman, still works fulltime at a furniture factory, but has found time to perfect his vision of the traditional blues. Here’s a video clip of Terry at the National Folk Festival in Butte Montana (USA) 

The “Blues on the Nile Tour” was pulled together by Caribbean blues producer Steve Simon, who has dedicated his career to bringing the blues to the world. For more information contact Steve at :

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