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Jerry Guirguis @ Victoria

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Jerry Guirguis
Jerry Guirguis
Radio Presenter

I [ Jerry Guirguis ], present the Egypt Australia Radio Show [ EARS ] on community FM radio stations, broadcasting in English, from Melbourne, Australia. Around the turn of the last century and through to the 1950's Egypt was listening to the wonderful music and lyrics of a great many, very talented, iconic artists. And now, too, here in Australia, we are privileged to have a modest but quite substantial number of home grown bands who share with us their great talent and their deep passion for the music of our roots. [EARS ], are about supporting, as best we can, community services, about nurturing young musical talents, about broadcasting both Egyptian & Australian music and about giving a helping hand, or, a voice in this case, to all those who ask for it. I believes that the Egypt Australia Radio Show [ EARS ] is about nurturing the next generation of artists and about instilling and perpetuating a passion for the instruments, the tunes and the special harmonies that have emerged from both countries. It is his fervent hope that the [ EARS ] will encourage neighbouring communities to listen with an open heart and a welcoming soul, with an inquiring mind, to each other’s diverse perspectives, the wealth of each other's ideas and works of art, about showing a deep interest in all things Australian and Egyptian; from food recipes, to cultural customs, to music, to dance, to literature and to whatever!. My family arrived in Australia in 1968 when i was barely ten at which time my wide taste for Egyptian music stood, as it were, frozen still. That year was a year when Egypt's arts, both performance, as well as Literary, defined her. It was a year when Egypt, was most blessed by the muses; when these muses lavished upon her the best in all aspects of culture and intellect, growing up Australia is well remembered with fond memories. Egypt Australia Radio Show [ EARS ], celebrate the innovative, imaginative musical composers founded the new upbeat music and it is upon those foundations that music today stands tall and proud and is still acutely recognizable, broadcasting on a weekly basis. We may hear, perhaps, the faint echo of a tune that has been frozen in time inside the vast memory warehouse of our childhood and from that faint echo, be able to fast-forward to the new tunes that show us who we are today. So then, what will i play?. What do my [ EARS ] enjoy hearing? You would not be surprised to know that i also – like all other humans- endowed with two [ EARS ] one of them to drink [ as Shakespeare would put it ] from the Western Well and the other from the Eastern one. And so, it is from both these wells that the team draws their inspiration and the music they selects to play for their local community audience. [ EARS ] will be informative; about matters to do with both Egypt & Australia and to that end, he endeavours to conduct interviews with people who are best able to give his audience the information they need. [EARS ] should provide stories which may not be in the realm of Current Affairs and which may not be covered by the major English-speaking Australian media but which are still interesting, stimulating, exhilarating and inspirational. I sincerely hopes that those tuned to his program will enjoy as much as he does his selections of music and interviews. "Western Ear" for Australian~western Artists George Formby popular ukulelist 30's & 40's Bob Dylan Australian Rock 60's & 70's Disco 80's Edith Piaf Paul Robeson Messiah - Handel Soprano Opera singers Cecilia Bartoli "Eastern Ear" for Eastern Egyptian Artists Oum Kalthoum Abdel Halim Hafez Farid Elatrache Feiruz Belly dancing Instrumentals - Oud, Violin, Ney Listen and text Jerry on 94.1FM - Egypt Australia Radio Show every Sunday 9-11pm. Thank you for listening. Jerry Guirguis Presenter EARS - Egypt Australia Radio Show : 94.1FM 3WBC

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