Posts Tagged ‘Independent Projects’

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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 […]

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Egypt’s Marsa Alam hosts unique music festival (VIDEO)

Near Egypt’s Marsa Alam, about 800 kilometres from Cairo, musicians, film lovers, and environmentally engaged individuals came together for three days in ‘3al Ganoob Festival’ — Published in Ahram Online. —- Over 400 people from Cairo and Alexandria camped in the scenic beauty of Egypt’s south, about 800 kilometres from the capital, as part of […]

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VIDEO: Like Jelly band begin Egypt tour with El-Arish

Mixing music with storytelling, Egyptian band Like Jelly launch their three-month nationwide tour in Sinai’s El-Arish — Published in Ahram Online. — Egyptian storyteller-musicians Like Jelly start their three-month nationwide tour.The group is made up of young musicians who fuse an acoustic sound with storytelling to comment on Egyptian society and politics and aim to […]

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Amidst political crisis, Cairo saturates itself in culture

Four multidisciplinary festivals, and various side culture happenings, are taking place in Cairo simultaneously at a time when the taste of the national political crisis is on everyone’s tongue – Published in Ahram Online. —– Cairo has always had a limited yet vibrant independent culture scene, mostly centered in Downtown and neighbouring areas, but to […]

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VIDEO Story: Alexandrian wind plays music in Sawteyat

Displayed in front of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on 26 and 28 February, ‘Sawteyat’ project uses handmade instruments with specific notes designed to be played by the wind — Published in Ahram Online. —– Alexandrian musician Khaled Kaddal makes instruments out of different types of metal designed to be played by the wind giving a melodic […]

Egyptian Project

Electro-Egyptian folk music fusion project mesmerises audiences

Egyptian Project mixes electro beats, trip-hop and traditional Egyptian music creating a unique sound in live concerts — Published in Ahram Online. —– Egyptian Project brings together French and Egyptian musicians to experiment mixing electronic beats and trip-hop sounds with traditional folkloric instruments.Egyptian Project is set to take their show to the French Culture Institute […]

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Discovering ‘Spaces of Expression’ in Alexandria

Volunteers from over 11 countries took to Alexandrian streets to discover, refurbish and delve into the spaces of artistic expression — Published in Ahram Online. —– Small groups of people from all over the world were spotted around downtown Alexandria in January. Sometimes they were covered with dust from head to toe, causing people on […]

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Music project seeks to inspire dialogue on Nile Basin

The Nile Project in Aswan launches to tackle water scarcity issues by fusing connections between the people of Nile Basin – through music – Originally published in Ahram Online. ———— The Nile Project launches the first of its activities with The Nile Gathering, a long-term project combining music, education and social enterprise to connect the Nile […]

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VIDEO: Alexandria’s Oufuky Music Festival releases original videos for bands

The Oufuky Music Festival, organised in Alexandria in June, has released a series of music videos for participating bands, following their experience at the unique event – Originally published in Ahram Online. ————— The Oufuky Music Festival‘s videographers have released the final video for Cairo band Like Jelly, part of a series of music videos […]

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‘I3zif’ provides online platform for learning music in Arabic

Jordanian-based website ‘i3zif’ provides online music lessons to teach the Middle East’s musicians of the future. Article originally published in Ahram Online. ——————- Brainchild of Jordanian musician Bisher Abu Taleb and video editor Ayham Abu Hammad, www.i3zif.com provides an online platform for learning musical instruments via video lessons. “The project came from our own experience with music,” […]