In 2002, “Cairo Steps band” was born through the collaboration of two highly talented and esteemed musicians.
Coming from very different two parts of the world, and different music styles.
Basem Darwisch from Egypt, and Matthias Frey from Germany.
They both wanted to introduce a new and unique music production to the younger generations of the Middle East.
The collaboration between the two musicians resulted in collaboration between their music styles also, and the result was a combination between the Egyptian spiritual ethnic music and Jazz music.
The band toured in Egypt and Europe in many different events, inviting musicians and artists from around the world to join them their performances and tours.
During this time, the band was invited to represent Germany in the cultural Institute festivals around Europe and the Middle East.
At the end of 2011, a new member joined the team Ralph Valenteano.
Ralph's expertise as a well-known Producer, Composer and Author with modern spiritual music added a modern element, to the rich culture of the Oriental music and the depth of Jazz music.
With the high technical innovations and elements, the team was producing modern sounds to feature the original Oriental and Jazz spirit.
The historical events of the revolution in Egypt added another edge to the production of the band as they are now inspired to use their music to express the changes and hope for a better future for Egypt and the Arabic world , through the combination of the music and light picture shows.
• Basem Darwisch Oud
• Matthias Frey Piano
• Ralph Valenteano Guitar
• Sabstian Müller-Schrobsdorff Piano / KeyBoards
• Stefan Hergenröder E-Bass / Chapman stick
• Max Klaas Percs
• Hany Alsawaf Tabla Req
• Wolfgang Wittemann Sax
• Wessam Amin Oboe
• Kanoun Ragy Kamal
• Jan Strings Ensemble ( 1 Cello – 1 Viola -2 Violins )
• Rageed William Nay & Duduk