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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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

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Sax Powerhouse Mindi Abair Tours with Rock Legends Aerosmith

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 7:19 pm (UTC+0)
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Saxophone sensation, singer Mindi Abair is touring with Rock legends Aerosmith; she will also play the Hollywood Bowl twice in August

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New Albums by Marcus Miller, Mike Stern

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 3:41 pm (UTC+0)
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Marcus Miller and Mike Stern are two acclaimed guitarists who performed with trumpet legend Miles Davis

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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

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Into the Open with Danish Artist Sarah Elgeti

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 7:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Using saxophone, flute and clarinet to paint expressive and impressionistic pictures

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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

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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’

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David Benoit’s Conversation Is Colorful

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 9:34 pm (UTC+0)
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A new album showcasing a musical conversation between a classical piano trio and a jazz trio

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Chris Botti's Impressions

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 3:32 pm (UTC+0)
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Expressing love for romantic melodies from around the world

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Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs of Thom Bell

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 12:39 am (UTC+0)
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Pianist and composer Bob Baldwin celebrates the music legacy of iconic songwriter Thom Bell

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VOA’s music bloggers bring you info about all kinds of music. Katherine Cole will keep you up-to-date on the world of Bluegrass and Americana music while Ray McDonald rocks the Pop charts and artists. Diaa Bekheet  jams with you on Jazz.  Visit us often. Your comments are welcome.

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