Cairo Steps

Basem Darwisch – Oud
Rageed William – Duduk & Nay
Max Klaas – Percussions
Stefan Hergenröder – Bass
Rami Attallah  – Piano   ( Optional )

Merges and combines traditional Egyptian and oriental grooves with modern jazz improvisation, classical music and contemporary sounds. The music is influenced by spiritual ethnic music as well as European music traditions and alternates between strong unison rhythms, virtuoso solos and meditative soundscapes. The result is a unique music style and an exciting blend of various cultures. The ensemble has played numerous concerts in Egypt , Kuwait , Abou Dhabi , Italy and Germany with musicians and artists from around the

World performing in international festivals and live TV shows. In 2018, Cairo Steps was given the “German Jazz Award Gold” for their album “Flying Carpet” together with Quadro Nuevo.

Cairo Steps pursues the vision of crossing cultural, political and religious borders and building bridges between the occident and the orient.

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Diwan Cafe : Cairo Steps Band members in DE and Egypt could not see each other during the lockdown and could only meet virtually. They created a virtual cafe where they meet every Friday to exchange ideas and news between the two countries.

At the end of the meeting, one of the soloists played music alone on his instrument. These recordings were so beautiful and served as

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documentation of the Corona time for the band, which gave Basem Barwisch the idea to publish these solo moments. They are solo instrument performances with a “one take” unique recording without any improvements to keep it authentic.

Diwan cafe should help the audience to reflect and meditate.

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