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Monday, May 7, 2012

Jan Wouter Oostenrijk's "Sharqi Blues" Egypt tour

The Dutch band "Sharqi Blues" will bring their oriental belly dance music infused with blues, rock, and jazz to Egypt this month with a six dates tour.
Their Cairo debut will take place at the Cairo Jazz Club tomorrow, Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 10:00 PM. This specific concert will be followed by an energetic jamming session with members of El Dor El Awal band.

The other concerts of the tour will take place at the Virgin Megastore City Stars outlet on Thursday May 10, at Darb 1718 on Saturday May 12, at the Makan on Monday May 14 where they will jam with members of Nass Makan, and at Al Geneina Theater in Al-Azhar Park on Thursday May 17 where they will jam again with members of El Dor El Awal band.
The band will perform in Alexandria as well, at the Jesuits Centre, on Tuesday May 15.

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