In pictures: Yanni brings ancient Cairo to life with his magnificent music

Published November 1st, 2015 - 05:39 GMT
Yanni poses with one of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. (File photo)
Yanni poses with one of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. (File photo)

The ancient Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx were the spectacular backdrop to Yanni's two Cairo concerts over the weekend.

Hailing from "The Mother of Civilizations" Greece, it only made sense for the Greek-American musician to perform in a city where another great civilization once lived.

Both musical evenings were magical as Yanni and his 45-member orchestra broke the night's silence with magnificent tunes that harmoniously blended with the evening's warm breeze.

Receiving a standing ovation before the concert had even begun, and with the Egyptian flag proudly rested on his neck, Yanni repeatedly told his concertgoers, "Long live Egypt."

The legendary musician told the lucky ones in attendance that performing in Egypt was a long dream of his. He even joked that "I want to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming."

Engulfed with a warm welcome, Yanni described his Cairo concerts as "a message of peace and love from Egypt to the world."

As if Yanni's music wasn't enough to send chills and happy chills up his fans' spines, a huge fireworks display erupted to the sound of his mystical music in the background.

But the attendees were in for an even bigger surprise. A special friend of Yanni's appeared on the huge TV screens set up next to the stage.

Yanni's NASA astronaut friend reported live from his spaceship to inform everyone that he was enjoying his good buddy's concert all the way from outer space, reported Moheet news.

Watch it here!


After playing his final piece, Yanni expressed his love for the people of Egypt and promised to return once again.

Following his Egyptian adventure, Yanni will be heading to Sharjah, UAE for a scheduled concert on November 6.

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