Jarre Set for Millenium Concert in Egypt

French rock composer Jean-Michel Jarre will perform a 12-hour long ``electronic experience'' in front of 50,000 people at Egypt's Giza pyramids to usher in the millennium, organizers said Tuesday....

French rock composer Jean-Michel Jarre will perform a 12-hour long ``electronic experience'' in front of 50,000 people at Egypt's Giza pyramids to usher in the millennium, organizers said Tuesday. The show will be dubbed 'The Twelve Dreams of the Sun', and over a thousand performers and musicians will be helping Jarre.

Egypt's Culture Ministry has chosen the French musician to perform the opera, from sunset Dec. 31 to sunrise Jan. 1. The four-act electronic experience ``promises to be one of the most visual and entertaining celebrations of the turn of the century,'' and will include ``a unique interpretation of Oriental, Western and traditional Egyptian songs, music and choreography,'' organizers said. It will be broadcast live on the Internet.

But Egyptian parliamentarians Sunday criticized the centerpiece of the millennium spectacle, the placing of a golden capstone at midnight on the Great Pyramid, saying it's a ``wrong action, tampering with Egyptian antiquities.''

25.11.1999, INTERNET