Posts Tagged ‘Local Music’

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In photos: Classical music on Egypt’s balconies

In four Egyptian cities over a weekend this month, one could be walking down the street and all of a sudden hear a violin, a percussion beat and the soulful singing of a trained soprano. This is what’s been happening in Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo as part of Mahatat’s third Art of Transit […]

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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 […]

Photo: Kareem Hammam

Independent Combo brings three young female talents to the stage

Rawabet Theatre hosts three talented girls for a night of music in the Independent Combo performance series [Published in Ahram Online] The Independent Combo, which took to Rawabet’s stage in a series of shows in January, is back with a show by three young female musicians after a break due to the Port Said events, […]

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Cairo Jazz Festival reaches out to local and international audience

The fourth annual Cairo Jazz Festival opens this week with musical performances, film screenings, and workshops [Published in Ahram Online] With the slogan “Egypt is Fine” to encourage tourism and cultural activity, the Cairo Jazz Festival is back for a fourth time, bringing jazz music to Egyptian society from 15 to 17 March.  “We want […]

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 […]