Diaa Bekheet
Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989 as an International Broadcaster, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows such as Newshour, Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie, Ramsey Lewis, Wayne Shorter, and George Benson. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

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Herbie Hancock on Egypt Revolution & Mideast Democracy

Posted February 23rd, 2011 at 7:54 pm (UTC+0)
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Herbie Hancock’s backstage praises the 18-day Egyptian revolution for democracy, better life and end of corruption

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Jazz, From Iran to Costa Rica

Posted February 18th, 2011 at 3:37 pm (UTC+0)
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I listened to Heat of the Sun for the first time while reading “The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation” by American writer Sandra Mackey

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Spalding Wins, Makes Music History

Posted February 15th, 2011 at 7:18 pm (UTC+0)
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Esperanza Spalding makes history at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, becoming the first-ever jazz artist to win “Best New Artist” of the year

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Grammy & Esperanza Spalding

Posted February 13th, 2011 at 2:18 am (UTC+0)
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Will Esperanza Spalding win her first Grammy for the Best New Artist?

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Memory Lane: Brubeck’s Take Five

Posted February 9th, 2011 at 8:23 pm (UTC+0)
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When I hosted Jazz Club USA, I was amazed to have so many requests from listeners in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt and Iraq to play ‘Take Five’ by the Dave Brubeck Quartet

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Egypt, the Hieroglyphics Ensemble

Posted February 3rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC+0)
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Jazz music, in particular, was forged by civil rights, social struggle and aspirations for a better and peaceful life. In Egypt, the social upheaval just started. It’s called ‘Revolt on the Nile’ or ‘The Lotus Revolution’

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Imagine in Jazz

Posted January 31st, 2011 at 8:14 pm (UTC+0)
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What I love about Imagine is that it is unique and features an amazing array of music superstars from every region of the planet, including India Arie, Jeff Beck, Pink, Seal, Omou Sangare and others

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A Night in Tunisia

Posted January 25th, 2011 at 4:57 pm (UTC+0)
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“A Night in Tunisia” with its trademark blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and oriental flow was considered inspirational by many, and became one of the signature pieces of his “be-bop” jazz revolution in 1940s.

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