Posts Tagged ‘Underground Music’

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 […]

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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 Story: Beit El-Raseef brings festive culture to Maadi

New venue for arts and culture, Beit El-Raseef, opens in Maadi, hoping to inspire young people – Published in Ahram Online. —— Beit El-Raseef (House of the Pavement) opened its doors to the public for the first time last week. The space in Maadi, Cairo will be used to promote independent arts, host young people […]

Massar Egbari

Photo Gallery: Massar Egbari rock Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Alexandria’s biggest independent music band put on a big show for a diverse crowd on 30 December to end 2012 on a positive revolutionary note – originally published in Ahram Online. Massar Egbari had a line up filling two hours of mostly their oriental rock originals with a few covers of Arabic classics. The crowd […]

Like Jelly Performance Music El Cabina Alexandria

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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Egypt Underground musicians leave negotiation table soured

Talks between the Musicians’ Syndicate and underground musicians protesting fines end sourly and under extreme pressure from an ex-regime law governing the arts. Originally published in Ahram Online. — A committee from the Syndicate of Musicians forced the cancelation of Mohamed El Nahass’s concert at El-Sawy Culturewheel roughly two weeks ago because some of the […]

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Cairo to host underground musicians Zeid and Maryam

Arabic ‘Trip-Hop’ comes to Cairo’s Darb 1718 Thursday, with a performance by alternative artists Zeid Hamdan (Lebanon) and Maryam Saleh (Egypt) who will mix traditional Arabic music, hip-hop and electronica [Originally published in Ahram Online] Lebanese and Egyptian artists Zeid Hamdan and Maryam Saleh bring their Arabic Trip-Hop project to Cairo’s Darb1718 this Thursday, 7 […]