A snap shot of Egyptian marimba player Nesma Abdel-Aziz playing on the instrument. Photo courtesy of Nesma Abdel-Aziz Facebook page
Famous Egyptian marimba player Nesma Abdel-Aziz will perform with her band at the Alexandria Opera House’s Sayed Darwish Theatre on Friday 3 September, one week before they take the Cairo Opera House’s Fountain Theatre on 10 September.
The two concerts will be featuring numerous compositions beloved by Egyptian audiences, arrangements of Arabic classics, as well as Western music and jazz flavours.
Abdel-Aziz, who performed in many international festivals and events, began her career in 2001, when she performed with renowned musician and composer Omar Khairat. She later started her own band to work on personal projects.
Considered to be one of the best Marimba players in the Arab world, Abdel-Aziz studied at the Cairo Conservatory of Music before traveling to continue her studies in the United States.
Friday 3 September, at 8pm
Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre
Friday 10 September, at 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Fountain Theatre