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Music Against Cancer: Zamfir to Hold Concert in Cairo for Cancer Patients

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Music Against Cancer: Zamfir to Hold Concert in Cairo for Cancer Patients

File photo of Zamfir

Renowned Romanian pan-flutist Gheorghe Zamfir is due to hold a charity concert in Cairo on Friday in support of cancer patients, according to the organisers of the concert.

“Music against Cancer” is the title of the concert which is due to be attended by a host of celebrities and public figures as well as more than 75 experts in the treatment of cancer, from all over the world.

The revenue from the charity concert will be earmarked for the non-profit organisation Breast-Gynecological International Cancer Society (BGICS), in an effort to offer support to cancer patients, in addition to raising awareness of the importance of checking the disease which is spreading fast across the world.

The concert is also part of the 10th round of the Breast, Gynecological and Immunooncology International Cancer Conference which will be held on January 19-20.

“Music undoubtedly has a role to play in lifting the morale of cancer patients and that is why we have given the slogan “’Music against Cancer” to this year’s conference,” said Hisham el-Ghazaly, professor of oncology at Ain Shams University and head of the BGICS, according to a BGICS statement.

According to the statement, Zamfir said that he was happy to hold a charity concert in Egypt in support of cancer patients. Zamfir had held a concert in Egypt in 2009 at the Opera House in Cairo and Alexandria.

Known as “The Master of the Pan Flute”, Zamfir is especially famous for his piece, “The Lonely Shepherd”, which was written by James Last and recorded with the James Last Orchestra and was first included on Last’s 1977 album, Russland Erinnerungen (Memories of Russia).
The story was first published in The Egyptian Gazette

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Menna A. Farouk is a Cairo-based journalist. Her work appeared in several local and international news organizations. Follow her on @MennaFarouk91

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