Cairo Tango and Jazz

1 June '24 at 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Get ready for two of Oxford Maqam’s sell-out shows in one evening!
‘Cairo Nights’ and ‘Tarab & Tango’

Get drawn in by unique sounds inspired by 1930s Cairo as the birthplace of a new style: Arabic tango, followed by the incredible big band collaboration showcasing 1950s Egypt. Building on last year’s extremely successful premiere this performance is the only other chance to catch this unmissable event!
For fifteen years, Oxford Maqam have blazed a trail in researching and performing classical Arabic music. Their hypnotic recreations of Egyptian song, from the mid 1800s through to the early cinema era, have beguiled audiences across England, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Songlines magazine called their debut album “revolutionary.”

This performance celebrates Abdel Halim Hafez, whose works brought together an Arabic sound and other influences from around the world, and his contemporaries who through their different contributions created a uniquely cosmopolitan sound world that has since disappeared in live performance.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the diversity of Egyptian popular song, presented live by the UK’s leading interpreters of Arabic classical music!


The Greenwood Theatre

55 Weston Street London SE1 3RA


Oxford Maqam

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