Jazz film: Everyone has a place + Cairo Jazzman


Bemærk: engelske undertekster/english subtitles

The evening starts with the short film Everyone has a place (27 min) and continuous with Cairo Jazzmann (82 min)

About Everyone has a place
Everyone Has A Place is a short musical documentary featuring a ground-breaking collaboration of jazz, gospel and vocals. This body of work is entitled, Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration. It was composed by the American musical treasure, Wynton Marsalis, and performed by a unique paring of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and choir Chorale Le Chateau.

About Cairo Jazzmann - the Groove of a Megacity
The engaging story of the Cairo Jazz Festival and a portrait of its founder Amr
Salah. Dedicated to the Egyptian civil society.

Passionate Amr Salah is an Egyptian jazz composer and musician trying to
organise the Cairo Jazz Festival; a risky undertaking, not only because of his limited experience, but mainly also due to the increasingly intolerant social climate.
This political music documentary simultaneously paints an atmospheric portrait of
the Egyptian capital.

“Jazz is more than just a style of music”, says Amr Salah. “It’s about freedom.”

Salah, a jazz pianist, is an enthusiastic promoter of the genre. Every year he organises the Cairo Jazz Festival, but doesn’t view himself as a festival director: He
is first and foremost a musician and fan. In this music documentary, people close to Salah such as his fellow musicians and proud parents discuss his passion. In Egypt, jazz attracts a conspicuously young audience, emphasising the chasm between them and the older generation who rule the country. The authorities therefore provide almost no support to Salah’s jazz festival.

The film follows him during the run-up to the festival and various major and minor problems crop up.“Egypt is full of surprises”, he observes when one of the locations suddenly becomes unavailable mere days before the festival. Luckily, as a jazz musician he is good at improvising.


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  • 109 min.