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L Subramaniam performs with Egyptian harpist at gig in Cairo

PTI | Cairo |

Acclaimed Indian violinist L Subramaniam performed with Egyptian harpist Amira Hamed at the 'Concert for Peace' as part of the fifth edition of 'India by the Nile' cultural festival in Cairo Opera House.

The concert was divided in two parts where Subramaniam presented some of his harmonious music and later Hamed joined him to play on the harp.

“I'm presenting some of my compositions for the concept of global fusion,” Subramaniam, renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion, told.

One of the pieces was titled “Journey”, to mark 70 years of India's independence and its relations with Egypt.

“When I got married to my wife, we came here to spend couple of days and we went to the pyramids and walked along the Nile. I love Cairo. Culture is very rich and old and people are very nice, very kind,” he said.

“It is the first time I'm playing in Cairo but it is the second time for me in Egypt. I performed when the Alexandria library opened (2002),” said Subramaniam, who will also play tonight at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.