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Karim Shukry’s Take Me Back To Cairo

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 7:34 pm (UTC+0)
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Anglo-Arab pioneer’s song that has become has become an hanthem for the Egyptian diaspora

Cindy Douglas’s My New Jive, and the Glamor of Jazz

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC+0)
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Album showcases Cindy’s superb performance, her own unique and modern twist on swing and bebop classics

A Day and A Half with Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 10:08 pm (UTC+0)
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A joint production celebrating the music of some of South America’s legendary artists

Abdullah Ibrahim, ‘King of Jazz’ in South Africa

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC+0)
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He was inspired by Duke Ellington, and when Nelson Mandela heard his music in prison, he said ‘liberation is near’

Keiko Matsui’s Rose in Morocco

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 3:43 pm (UTC+0)
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sensation Matsui’s blend of eastern flair music and American jazz is introspective and soothing

Rez Abbasi’s Jazz & Qawwali Music Mix

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:34 pm (UTC+0)
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Rez Abbasi is a tour de force and his creative music mix will surely help popularize jazz in South Asia

Miguel Zenon, The Puerto Rican Songbook

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC+0)
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A great effort to preserve the early 20th century’s musical heritage of Puerto Rico

Charlie Bisharat, a Brilliant Jazz, New Age Violinist

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 7:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Bisharat’s music can be heard on hundreds of recordings and in the soundtracks of dozens of Hollywood films and TV series

Guitarist Al Di Meola’s European Jazz Tour

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC+0)
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The blazing jazz fusion guitarist is nominated for the upcoming Latin GRAMMY for ‘Best Instrumental’ Recording

Jessy J, Blends Jazz, Latin, Samba & Immigration Politics

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 10:06 pm (UTC+0)
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Saxophonist talks about her new album, international tour and recent performance in Dubai, UAE

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About Jazz Beat

Diaa BekheetCairo native Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows for the former Arabic Service such as Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

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