Posts Tagged ‘Music’

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Les Petits Chats to reunite in Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Les Petits Chats, a cover band which started in 1967, gets together for the closing event of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival on Tuesday 2 September. In Alexandria, the singers will be joined by Nayer Nagui who worked on some arrangements of the songs and who will also play piano. Rami Soussou will play keyboards, […]

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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 […]

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Arab, African multidisciplinary artists evoke questioning through Spoken World

In a special performance for the Red Zone Festival and Spring Festival, poets, musicians and a visual artist come together for a hybrid performance in Cairo and Beirut — Published in Ahram Online. ——— In a unique performance developed especially for the Norwegian Red Zone Festival, parts of which are hosted by the Spring Festival, Arab […]

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Harnessing the security vacuum, artists rode 2013 work into public space

Ahram Online highlights five 2013 unique art projects that engaged passersby in the public spaces of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta and Ras Al-Barr — Published in Ahram Online. —————- As Egypt seals its third year since the onset of the revolution in 2011, questions of access to public space, rights and regulations continue to loom in […]

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 […]