Posts Tagged ‘Independent Music’

Eka3 Al Moharrek Tamer Abu Ghazala

Eka3 gives birth to Al-Moharek to infiltrate mainstream music

Independent music aggregator Eka3 – founded by Palestinian musician Tamer Abu Gazaleh – launches specialised booking agency ‘Al Moharek’ — Published in Ahram Online. —- In a room in Cairo’s newly opened Garden City art space, ‘Room‘, independent Palestinian, Egypt-based musician, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh tells a small audience of artists and members of the press the […]

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Independent music reaches Mansoura through El Fusion

The Cairo Jazz Agency hosted one of its El Fusion events in Egypt’s Delta city of Mansoura — Published in Ahram Online. —– The Cairo Jazz Agency has recently brought independent musicians to Mansoura city in the north of Egypt’s Delta for an outdoor concert. Tunisian Ghalia Benali and Alexandrian Massar Egbari, along with Osama […]

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Independent music goes live from a living room in Cairo

Cairo hosts its first ever Sofar concert, part of a global movement that brings live music to people’s living rooms — Published in Ahram Online. ——- Cairo’s underground music scene just got a little more alternative. Music fans may be used to catching their favourite bands in theatres, bars and at festivals; but a group […]

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Dandin: Rendering alternative sounds from the Arab region accessible

Dandin.me hosts an archive of music and sound from Egypt and the Arabic world. Ahram Online sits with its founder to see how the online platform has progressed since its launch nine months ago — Published in Ahram Online. —— If you’ve been following the creative explosion that has been taking over Cairo, you’ve probably […]

Youssra El Hawary Negoom FM

New radio show brings Egypt’s independent musicians to wider audience

Accordionist and singer Youssra El-Hawary hosts a weekly radio show on Nogoum FM which features live performances by artists from the independent music scene — Published in Ahram Online. ——— Youssra El-Hawary took the music scene by storm in 2012 with her hit single El-Soor, which discussed the Egyptian army’s concrete barricades that had then […]

Maii Waleed Zeid Hemdan Music Moga

Maii Waleed brings vivid sound to region’s independent scene

Scheduled to perform at El-Geneina Theatre this weekend, Waleed’s dark lyrics, soft indie-rock ensemble and recently produced Album ‘Moga’ by Zeid Hemdan is set to inspire. [Originally published in Ahram Online] ————————– On Thursday 19 September, musician Maii Waleed is set to take over El-Geneina’s stage to perform a selection from her recently produced album […]

VIDEO: Eftekasat mix Sufi chanting with oriental jazz

Joined by Sufi chanted Mohamed El-Rannan, Eftekasat band put on their annual ‘Sufi Jazz Tour’ this Ramadan – originally published in Ahram Online. ————-

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Tunisia’s Nawel Ben Kraiem uses music for social change at Hayy Festival (VIDEO)

Nawel Ben Kraiem travels from France to Cairo for a performance at the Hayy Festival, energising audiences in a politically turbulent time – Originally published in Ahram Online. ——————— With her charming smile, radiating energy and compelling stage presence, Tunisia’s Nawel Ben Kraiem took to El-Geneina’s stage on Thursday 25 July. She brought audiences to […]

Oufuqy Music Festival Youssra El Hawary Alexandria

Alexandria’s Oufuqy music fest inspires alternative to social norms

The second edition of Oufuqy stretches across an entire week bringing a selection of concerts, films and workshops to several independent venues in the city — Published in Ahram Online —————- In its second edition, Oufuqy Music Festival in Alexandria spreads across the city’s downtown geography further. This independent cultural movement is, in fact, taking […]

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VIDEO: Musicians occupy Alexandrian streets

Artists occupying public space to present their work is not new to Egypt; since the revolution erupted in 2011, Egypt’s main city squares and streets have seen an array of public performances, bringing art into people’s lives – Published in Ahram Online. “Mini-Mobile Concerts” in Alexandria is one such intervention. The performance is the brainchild […]