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News |  23 Apr 2016 15:28 |  By RnMTeam

Indian Ocean to hit Egyptian deserts; Bhutan next

MUMBAI: After 26 glorious years of live performances, India's most popular (fusion) rock band Indian Ocean will execute its debut appearance on Egyptian soil soon. With performances in South Africa and Nairobi lined up in the coming days, the ’Land of Pyramids' becomes the third African nation where the band has had a concert.

The tour begins in the capital city – Cairo - on 25 April, where the band will perform for two consecutive days, before moving east to Ismalia. The tour will end at the coastal city of Alexandria on 30
April, thus concluding the band’s debut outing to the country. The tour, as a part of the ‘India By The Nile – 2016’, is a celebration of contemporary and classical music, dance and other forms of art and provides a platform for collaborative exchange between Indian and Egyptian artistes. In one of the earlier editions, Delhi-based fusion band Advaita had been a part of the initiative.

The tour details -
25 April – Cairo (Gomhoria Theatre)
26 April – Cairo (Ain Shams University)
28 April – Ismalia (Beach Club)
30 April – Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

Speaking to, percussionist and drummer Amit Kilam confirmed the band’s participation in the event, and added, “Teamwork Arts has always been instrumental in promoting India  overseas, and for some time, we wanted to be a part of it; excited for the tour now.” The four venues seem to be carefully chosen by the organisers, ensuring the tour attracts fans of all kinds and ages. “One venue is a theatre, another one is a University, and then a beach. The effort is to ensure the music reaches to everyone,”  Kilam said. Teamwork Arts’ endeavour to promote Indian artistes continues with Indian Ocean joining the club for the 2016 edition. With the conclusion of the tour, the band will return to India for a performance at the Pune Music Festival on 8 May. Egypt will not be Indian Ocean’s only maiden visit. “After Pune, we will head to Bhutan. And then, the band will fly to South Korea for its debut performance there,” informed the drummer.