june, 2019

thu13jun(jun 13)10:30 pmfri14(jun 14)3:00 amKaravan Sarai / Egyptian Project10:30 pm - 3:00 am (14) Cairo Jazz Club, 197 26th of July Corridor, Madinet Al Eelam, Al Agouzah

Event Details

We’re excited to be hosting Karavan Sarai for the second time at CJC on Thursday 13th. It’s a collective and for this show it will be made up of composer/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Narayan Sijan and choreographer/dancer Sonia Ochoa. Narayan’s mastery of Egyptian oud and Turkish saz unspool evocative melodies taken directly from his fifteen year pilgrimage and musical apprenticeship along the Silk Road. They’re amplified by Ochoa’s celebratory and sacred dances, a visual feast inspired by Silk Road lands. Sonia was a soloist & principal dancer of the Bellydance Superstars for eight years. Amin Shahin is a master of the ancient arghoul who reigns from a prestigious family of gypsy (Ghajr) musicians from the Nile delta of Egypt; he also was part of the world/electronic act Egyptian Project in the begging. Marshall Bodiker adds heavy rhythmic sway on percussion. This evocative visual and sonic journey carries listeners to a nighttime courtyard of a virtual Silk Road inn, the Karavan Sarai that gave the project its name.

Egyptian Project will then take the stage to carry on the night. It was formed back in 2007 as an effort to combine Egyptian instruments such as arghul, rababa, and kawla with Western like beats and electronic music. They are known for their captivating and mystical performances.



13 (Thursday) 10:30 pm - 14 (Friday) 3:00 am


Cairo Jazz Club

197 26th of July Corridor, Madinet Al Eelam, Al Agouzah