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Egypt's Incredible ‘Blind Orchestra’ Performs as Part of the First UN Braille Day

The group dubbed the 'Human Miracle' strikes again.

Al Nour Wal Amal Blind Orchestra Egypt

In honour of the very first Braille Day as designated by the United Nations, Egypt’s orchestra for blind and visually-impaired women, Al-Nour Wal Amal, performed a concert at Cairo's Amir Taz Palace on Saturday night.

While Braille day is officially on the 4th of January, the orchestra, which was launched by an NGO for blind women founded in 1954, performed the show on the 5th  of January. 

Hailed as one of the only orchestras in the world to perform without sheet music, the Al-Nour Wal Amal orchestra was founded in 1961 and has since travelled the world.

Having performed in more than 28 countries including France, China and Germany, the group has been dubbed by international media as 'The Fourth Pyramid of Giza' and 'The Human Miracle'.

The launch Braille day comes in an effort to raise awareness on the importance of braille for the blind and encourage countries to advocate braille literacy.

Main Image: Xinhuanet

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