Cairo Steps is an international crossover-jazz-world-music ensemble consisting of German and Egyptian musicians. They were founded in 2002 as collaboration between Egyptian oud player Basem Darwisch and German pianist Matthias Frey. Cairo Steps has become an international ensemble under the musical direction of German jazz pianist and conductor Sebastian Müller-Schrobsdorff.
Their music is influenced by spiritual ethnic music and Sufi traditions, and it alternates between meditative sound escapes and strong unison rhythms. The result is a unique music style and an exciting blend of numerous cultures. The band has played numerous concerts in Egypt and Europe with musicians and artists from around the world, including performances shown on international live TV broadcasts.