Inspired by a concert in Cairo by Randy Weston in 1967 encouraging PanAfrican unity, drummer Ragab, Eduard 'Edu' Vizvari, a Czech jazz musician, and Hartmut Geerken of Goethe Institut vowed to create Egypt's first jazz big band. Following the Arab-Israeli war, Ragab became a Major in the Egyptian army and had unparalleled access to the military's 3000 musicians spanning Upper and Lower Egypt, along with a wide range of instruments. Part of the barracks were christened the Jazz House and, following a crash course in jazz history by Geerken, the Cairo Jazz Band was born, playing their first concert at Ewart Memorial Hall at the American University in 1969.

Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut

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Vinyl 03 2021
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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
19/11/2021
Artist
Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band
format
Vinyl / 12" Album
Label / Studio
Strut

Inspired by a concert in Cairo by Randy Weston in 1967 encouraging PanAfrican unity, drummer Ragab, Eduard 'Edu' Vizvari, a Czech jazz musician, and Hartmut Geerken of Goethe Institut vowed to create Egypt's first jazz big band. Following the Arab-Israeli war, Ragab became a Major in the Egyptian army and had unparalleled access to the military's 3000 musicians spanning Upper and Lower Egypt, along with a wide range of instruments. Part of the barracks were christened the Jazz House and, following a crash course in jazz history by Geerken, the Cairo Jazz Band was born, playing their first concert at Ewart Memorial Hall at the American University in 1969.

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Album
Egypt Strut
Publisher
Republic of Music
Main Format
Vinyl
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Egypt Strut | Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band
Catalogue Number
STRUT263LP

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