Yanni's dream Egypt concert to broadcast on US television in March!

Published December 22nd, 2015 - 02:13 GMT
Greek musician Yanni's epic Egypt concert to broadcast on American TV in March. (File photo)
Greek musician Yanni's epic Egypt concert to broadcast on American TV in March. (File photo)

 

Greek musician Yanni made his Egypt debut in October after fulfilling his lifelong dream of performing by the Great Pyramids in Cairo.

"I want to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming," Yanni joked at the time.

His two-day concert (October 30-31) made headlines, not only because it's Yanni - one of the greatest New Age composers in the world - but because he and his orchestra put on an extravagant show.

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

And in 2016, Yanni's fans will be able to watch the concert, titled "Yanni: The Dream Concert -- Live from the Great Pyramids of Egypt," on US public broadcaster PBS in March.

The concert will be a recording of Yanni's first appearance in Cairo, including landin at Cairo airport, visiting historical sites in the city, traveling around and the concert itself of course.

While many Egyptians took to social media at the time to complain about Yanni's overly-priced tickets, one of the purposes behind his concert (and turning it into a short film) was to promote tourism in Egypt.

Yanni described his Cairo concerts as "a message of peace and love from Egypt to the world."

On January 29, Yanni will be releasing a new album, "Sensuous Chill," which will include a track with a bhangra touch, the energetic dance music with roots in Punjab.

The artist will promote his new release in a scheduled tour across North America, starting February 2 in Sarasota, Florida.


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