In harmony with the circular breathing of Peter Corser's saxophone and the 'baroque' strings of Karsten Hochapfel's cello, responds the gripping voice of Abdullah Miniawy, a young Egyptian poet and singer, craving for freedom and justice. His hypnotic Sufi singing, alternating between compelling whispers and passionately cried-out poetry, drives the audience into an intense trance. Spirituality and freedom shine through his music, carrying the hopes of the oppressed amidst political, social, and religious repression.
Midway between Sufi poetry, jazz, and spoken word, Le Cri du Caire creates a metaphorical universe that transcends identities and borders. A powerful, deeply touching musical experience.
Abdullah Miniawy: vocals, lyrics, music
Peter Corser: saxophone, clarinet, music
Karsten Hochapfel: cello