Afropoppers down in the nation’s and Commonwealth of Virginia’s respective capital cities have got some top-notch Egyptian music coming their way, including a few familiar names and faces. Veterans of the Nile Project, Dina El Wedidi and Mohamed Abozekry, are playing in Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA, along with Youssra El Hwary (seen above) and Karkadé.
The concerts are happening as part of the “Center Stage 4” cultural diplomacy exchange by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which is bringing five music and theater ensembles from Egypt and Ukraine to the U.S. this fall. It’s a very cool program that, in addition to bringing music to places like the Kennedy Center in D.C., also brings those ensembles into places unlikely to make a band’s touring schedule, like Lyons, Neb.
You can check out the full slate of programming here, and we’ll be sure to add the New York dates to our events calendar.
Dina El Wedidi
- 09/15/2018, Washington, DC, Tropicalia, 9:00 PM
- 9/17/2018, Washington, DC, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 6:00 PM
- 09/20/2018, Richmond, VA, Modlin Center for the Arts, 7:30pm
Youssra El Hawary
- 09/13/2018, Richmond, VA, Modlin Center for the Arts, 7:30pm
- 09/15/2018, Washington, DC, Tropicalia, 9:00 PM 0
- 9/16/2018, Washington, DC, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 6:00 PM
Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé