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Wednesday, March 6, 2013


The CAIRO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 will take place from Thursday March 21 to Saturday March 23, 2013. This year lineup include bands from 14 countries, in addition to Egyptian artists. Among this year performers is Brazilian legendary guitarist and songwriter Gilberto Gil.
Partecipating artists are:

Dina El Wedidi (Egypt)
Ribab Fusion (Morocco)
Ali El Farouk Trio Ft. Karam Mourad (Egypt/Canada)
Gilberto Gil (Brazil)
Kristiina Tuomi (Germany)
Neil Cowley Trio (England)
Mitko Rusev (Bulgaria)
GMHO (Austria)
Mikarimba (Japan)
KJ Denhert (USA)
Miguel Amado Group (Portugal)
Arch Stanton Quartet (USA)
Dainius Pulauskas (Lithuania)
Rembrandt Frerichs Trio (Holland)
Ziad Rahbani (Lebanon)
Namaste (France)

Performances will take place at the Geneina Theatre in Al Azhar Park, at DARB 1718, at the Cairo Jazz Club, and at the Kempinsky Hotel.
For a complete schedule of events, artist's bios, and information about tickets, and more, visit (information about CJC and Kempinsky performances can be found under the "Jazz Beyond Stage" tag)

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