March 31, 2019
Cairo – American folk band “The T Sisters” are bringing their “indie folk” sound to Cairo, courtesy of the U.S. Embassy and American Music Abroad (AMA). The band features the vocal harmonies of sisters Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen. The T Sisters will be performing two public concerts and will be collaborating with Egyptian artists and leading workshops.
As part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF, tickets EGP 75), the T Sisters will collaborate with Egyptian folk musician Shereen Abdo and perform in an all-female lineup on April 5 at 7:00 pm at the Greek Campus in downtown Cairo. The T Sisters will also perform a free show open to the public at WHAT TIME? the Maadi Public Library on Wednesday, April 3.
This program, funded by the Department of State ’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau, builds on the successful collaboration over the years between American and Egyptian musicians, including most recently between Chelsey Green and Dina El Wedidi in 2017, and Dangerflow, Tarek El Sheik, and Mai Abdel Aziz in 2018.
Ever since the famous American trumpet player Louis Armstrong visited Egypt in 1961, the U.S. Embassy has highlighted brought together collaborations between American and Egyptian musicians through various programs and activities. The American Music Abroad program sends talented American musicians around the world as Cultural Ambassadors for multi-country tours. AMA musicians engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, jam sessions, workshops, and media interviews.
For more information about the April 5 concert at the Greek Campus, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/590867668099009/
For more information about the April 3 concert at the Maadi Public Library, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/780517619013397/
To learn more about The T Sisters and to listen to some of the group’s latest tracks, please see: https://tsisters.com/