A captivating fusion by Rania Khallaf

The sixth Cairo Contemporary Music Days (14-29 April), a 12-day event organised by the European-Egyptian Contemporary Music Society, closed last week at a range of interesting venues.

Rania Khallaf’s excellent coverage of the Cairo Contemporary Music Days on Ahram Weekly

With German musicians such as Oliver Schneller, Bettina Junge playing alongside Egyptians like Amr Okba, Ahmad Essayad and Ehsan Khatibi, the concert by Ensemble Mosaik – a group founded in 1979 which has performed across Europe and taught in Germany, Sweden and Russia ­— took place at the Manasterly Palace on Monday. Fresh, experimental, challenging, the show, entitled “Is It Global”, included a piece for flute, clarinet, viola and piano, Twilight Dialogues, inspired by Rachel Corrie, the English girl who was run over by bulldozer trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in Rafah in 2003. Stressing emotions of >>> go to this link to read it:  http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/ ccmd 2018