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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

Jazz, Pop & World Music, Radio Mundial Album Debuts

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 10:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Radio Mundial: Music inspired by places from the Sahara desert in North Africa to the Maya temples in the Guatamalan jungle; from Japanese anime to Hindustani classical music

Renowned Pianist Makoto Kuriya Focuses on Maintaining Japan’s Jazz Identity

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 8:01 pm (UTC+0)
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Makoto Kuriya talks with Jazz Beat about his experience with American jazz, how he felt as a Japanese playing American jazz in Europe, and his experience at Cairo Jazz Festival and the Nile cruise Karaoke

Jazz & Classical Mix with Dutch Saxophonist Aart van Bergen

Posted April 13th, 2011 at 5:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Mixing jazz with classical music is a tough job when it comes to improvisation. But Aart van Bergen and his Crescent Double Quartet are up to the challenge.

Using Music to Appeal for Help for Japan’s Quake & Tsunami Victims

Posted March 16th, 2011 at 10:23 pm (UTC+0)
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Using jazz music for help: The name of the song, One Wish, is telling, and the simple message is: Japan needs your help

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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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