Egyptian music intersects with American jazz in an innovative and intimate cross-boundary double bill

Alongside the artists, a night souk will be available, with 40 retail vendors offering locally made artisan products, including handmade soaps, candles, local artwork, jewelry, home décor, and pottery.

Dina El Wedidi (Egypt)

Dina El Wedidi’s soul-stirring vocals and innovative approach to music have earned her acclaim both in Egypt and on the international stage. Her music is influenced by Egyptian folk music and Arab poetry, resonating with the beauty of cultural diversity. In this captivating show, she will enchant the audience by performing a selection of her previous albums and new singles tracks with various producers that present her as a singer and as a music composer, each representing a chapter in her remarkable career. El Wedidi performed in The Arts Center’s first season as part of The Nile Project.

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Samora Pinderhughes (U.S.)

Pianist/vocalist, composer, interdisciplinary artist, and surrealist Samora Pinderhughes is known for his honest lyrics, his harmonic language, his vulnerable visuals, his sociopolitical commentary, and his commitment to making art that is of use to everyday life. His work delves into all the things society tries to hide – about its history, about its structures, and about the individual and daily things we all experience but don’t know how to talk about. His art is an invitation to feel things deeply, and to think deeply about how we all live.

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