Egyptian musician to perform two shows at Baxter

Musician Dina Elwedidi was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders in 2019. PICTURE: Hossam Anttika

Egyptian singer and composer, Dina Elwedidi will perform at the Baxter Concert Hall on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, at 8.15pm.

She will present her unique style of music, fusing local oriental and global styles, alongside an all-Egyptian ensemble including Ayman Mabrouk on percussion, Hussein Elsherbini on electric guitar, Mostaga Elkerdani on drums, Mounir Abdou on bass guitar, Reda Moustafa on saxophone and Yasser Hasheesh on guitar.

Dina was chosen in 2012 by Brazilian music icon Gilberto Gil to spend an extended mentoring period with him as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. Together they performed in Egypt and Italy, as well as at Back2Black as part of the London 2012 Festival.

She was one of the more than 200 renowned artists and arts leaders from South Africa and around the world who gathered at the Baxter Theatre Centre in February 2020, to attend the prestigious Rolex Arts Weekend.

Dina released her first album in 2014 called Tadewar w Tergaa (or Turning Back) and her second in 2018 called Slumber, which relied on the sounds of the train stations as the background for her album.

The Egyptian artist and her colleagues will also conduct a workshop on oriental and Egyptian rhythmic music and music production.

Tickets for Dina Elwedidi in Concert cost R150 and R100 for students and block bookings. Book through Webtickets or Pick n Pay stores. For blocked bookings contact Leon van Zyl on or call 021 680 3972.