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Cairo Jazz Festival kicks off

Jazz music fans in Egypt are about to enjoy the 13th edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival, which will take place from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5 at the American University's Tahrir Campus in Cairo.
Cairo Jazz Festival announement for the concert Oct. 31 with Frances-Marie Uitti and Ayman Fanous.

Originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, jazz music has spread its influence around the globe. Today, in Egypt, the number of Egyptian jazz musicians is steadily growing.

The past decade has witnessed the emergence of many jazz bands in Egypt, such as Cairokee, Massar Egbari, El Dor El Awal and Cairo Steps. These bands have achieved great success and participated in many international festivals and events.

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