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Mohamed Abozekry


Mohamed Abozekry has that rare gift of combining limitless virtuosity with an unbridled imagination. A native of Cairo, and an oud master still in his mid-twenties, Abozekry’s ambitions – to musically interpret the world around him and de-exoticize his instrument – mark him as a polymath of forms. He leads a five-piece acoustic quartet in this program of original work.

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Video 9/9/2018: Mohamed Abozekry

Direct from Cairo, virtuoso Mohamed Abozekry showcases Egypt's popular and classical music traditions, Sufi calls, and secular poetry with a new instrumental project. 

Presented in collaboration with Center Stage, a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Mohamed Abozekry