Arts Canteen proudly presents The Egyptian Jazz Projekt as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
This special concert will feature The HarfousH Jazz Band’s revival of some of the greatest songs from 1950s and 60s Egypt’s in a new swing and latin jazz sound, as part of the band’s music project titled ‘The Egyptian Jazz Projekt’, featuring versions of iconic Egyptian legends such as Abdel Halim Hafez, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Fareed Al Atrash, Saad Abdel Wahab and Shadia among others.
The HarfousH Jazz Band was founded by Egyptian London-based jazz vocalist Ahmed Harfoush in October 2015, bringing a new sound to jazz through unique arrangements mainly inspired by 1950s Egyptian and American songs. The Egyptian Jazz Projekt takes us back to the golden age of music with timeless classics by Egypt’s most popular performers such as Abdel Wahab and Abdel Halim skilfully blended with the music of American composers including Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Jerome Kern. The project was performed in Paris, Berlin, Cairo, Vienna, Melbourne and recently at Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room and Dubai Opera.