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In collaboration with the Hungarian Embassy in Cairo and the Balassi Institute, Cairo Jazz Club is bringing Cirkusz-KA to Egypt tomorrow night with their delicate, worldly combo of jazz and singer-songwriter folk. Hailing from the cosmopolitan paradise of Budapest, Cirkusz-KA create urbane, award-winning music that could sound at home and simultaneously exotic in many parts of the world.
Vocalist Anna Szlávics and guitarist Tamás Rock, who collaborate to write and compose Cirkusz-KA’s music, have employed a long list of guest musicians throughout their travels around the world. This time they're enlisting Egyptian musicians Ahmed Nazmi (bass), Mizo (percussions), and Mohamed Dessouki (oud) to bring a local flavour to their bossa-nova-infused jazz-folk.
Described as “dream-worldmusic” and as having “the sensuality of Fado with the energy of Tango,” Cirkusz-KA, in whatever incarnation you happen to catch, is an emotional and intimate experience. The soft vocal melodies over the classical guitar work are evocative of a more subtle era of music, before bass-drops and electronic beats and buzzing took over the airwaves.
Filling out the night is beloved Egyptian singer-songwriter, Abu. Popular for his unique soft styles and witty acoustic sets, Abu is the perfect pairing for an evening of culturally inspired music that is a rare treat for hungry - or should we say hung-ary - ears. Those looking for a genuine world-jazz experience could do no better than to get to Cairo Jazz Club tomorrow.