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Dina El Wedidi

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Dina El Wedidi, Egyptian songwriter, instrumentalist, and singer will perform her layered works that link traditional motifs and ideas to the contemporary. In form, content, and expression, El Wedidi creatively tracks Egypt’s storied past and contemporary circumstances. Her original songs draw on folklore, rituals, and early 20th-century popular music, as well as global ideas and exploration. With a sophisticated sense for admixture and contrast, backed by guitar, bass, accordion, drums, ney, and keys, “El Wedidi’s songs reflect different temperaments and styles, from jazz to folk and underground rock, a combination of instruments and sounds that can’t be labeled under one category.” (Euro News)

The presentation of Dina El Wedidi is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc

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