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Like Jelly Mashrou3 El Mareekh Sufi Open Mic Cairo Egypt

In Photos: Like Jelly Live

In addition to being dear friends, these are amazing people who use their talent to mirror society in such a way that is more than necessary in post-revolutionary times. Drawing their inspiration from contemporary Egyptian culture and society, Like Jelly’s music makes fun of absolutely everybody, pushes the boundaries set forth by society, and maintains their right […]

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فيلم وثائقي جديد: عندما واجه الشيخ إمام

فيلم جديد بالغة العربية مع وجود ترجمة لعدة لغات ليعرف العالم على الشيخ إمام. الفيلم من إخراج و إنتاج و سيناريو  أحمد مناويشي. يتكلم الفيلم عن حياة و موسيقة الفنان المناضل الشيخ إمام مع العلم إنه كان أحد رموز الكفاح المصري في الستينات من أجل الحرية و العدالة الاجتماعية.   أغاني الشيخ إمام مع قدمها […]

“Where do we go Now?” New Film by Nadine Labaki – وهلأ لوين؟ : فيلم جديد لنادين لبكي

Just went to see Lebanese film “Where Do We Go From Here?” by Director Nadine Labaki. I highly recommend you go see it as its a light, fun and beautiful film that touches upon themes such as friendship, co-existence, peace, creativity and the true power women have in society. The film is set in a […]

Emma's Revolution Per Minute Album

Emma’s Revolution Band CD Cover

Last month I got a lovely email from an American independent activist band called Emma’s Revolution. They wanted to use my photo on their new Album Cover (Revolution Per Minute). After I listened to some of their music and understood what kind of issues they were creating music for I knew I definitely wanted to […]

Out of the Picture: Shaabi Music at Geneina Theatre

Article written for Ahram Online but not published. El Geineina theatre push boundaries in their search for underground talents bringing shaabi music from the streets and weddings to the stage. On Thursday night, Geneina hosted artists associated with weddings and gigs at neighbourhoods such as Al-Salam, Al-Mattaria and Embaba on their stage. The line up […]

Voice of Freedom – صوت الحرية

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHgzJIkFP7s&w=640&h=390]   Definitely a favourite song of mine from the revolution so far. Other than the nice music, moving lyrics and great video, I think what sets it apart from other songs that were produced this month was that it was not nationalistic. It was not about Egypt, it was about something bigger than […]

In Egypt, “Every joke is a tiny revolution”

Egyptians have always been known for their sense of humor across the Arab world. From our movies to our witty theatre, to the new emerging stand up comedians, to the ongoing jokes that are circulated all over Egypt, we are known for managing to turn pretty much everything, including our revolution, into a witty joke. […]