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Flying Carpet (w/ Cairo Steps)

Press Picture Quadro Nuevo Programme „Flying Carpet: Quadro Nuevo meets Cairo Steps“
Press Picture Quadro Nuevo Programme „Flying Carpet: Quadro Nuevo meets Cairo Steps“
Press Picture Quadro Nuevo Programme „Flying Carpet: Quadro Nuevo meets Cairo Steps“

All pictures and images © Quadro Nuevo

Quadro Nuevo meets Cairo Steps
& musical guests from Egypt

An exotic, inspiring and sweeping sound experience. Music as a magic carpet, crossing all boundaries of time, politics and religion.

Two renowned bands - the ECHO-winning ensemble Quadro Nuevo and Cairo Steps, an international Sufi world music group - come together in an electrifying mix of classical Arabic music, oriental tango, hypnotic grooves, jazz and improvisation.

Further guests from Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean will be welcomed onto the stage as well, making these hand-picked joint concerts an even more unique experience.

At least ten thoroughbred musicians from Cairo and Cologne, Baghdad and Bavaria have joined together to form a boldly adventurous World Music alliance.

The Flying Carpet project is, however, much more than the sum of its parts. Meditative sounds and powerfully harmonious passages create a compelling momentum that is impossible to resist. The magic carpet takes flight.

Driven between eastern and western winds, it floats through soundscapes as yet undiscovered. We are carried away: through the ground fog of trivial every day worries and concerns. Over all cultural and ideological boundaries. Above the deep trenches of seemingly irresolvable conflict.

It was at a concert in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt that Quadro Nuevo and Cairo Steps first met. In their mutual enthusiasm, it was clear to all that this was a cross-genre project well worth continuing. And this dream has now come true!

After travelling together throughout Egypt and playing in the opera houses of Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhur in January 2017, the musicians released their joint album “Flying Carpet”.

About their concerts they say:
“Although we come from different cultural backgrounds, we stand together on stage with great respect for each other as friends. It is our vision to create with our music moments that can build a bridge between the Occident and the Orient. A magical ride together on the flying carpet!”

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