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Musicians Keep Egyptian Folk Music Alive

The Mazaher zar troupe during an October performance at Makan. While it is the women who front zar rituals, the men join in with drums, finger cymbals and traditional Upper Egyptian instruments.

The musicians of Mazaher are among the very last few remaining zar practitioners in Egypt. Their art is rooted in ...

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Saudi Hip Hop Artist Qusai Meets Cairo’s Shaabi

The cover of Qusai's recent single, "Umm El-Dunia," featuring Sadat and Fifty.

Saudi Arabian hip hop artist Qusai talks about Arabs Got Talent, the shaabi music influences in his latest single and ...

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The Secrets of Cairo Jazz Club’s Success

Wust El-Balad perform at Cairo Jazz Club in February 2015.

From club to agency to scene: how Cairo Jazz Club and its agency have shaped Egypt’s music scene over the ...

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Photos by Hayssam Samir

With its unique blend of African rhythms and Egyptian music, local band Hawidro is carving out a niche for itself ...

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Music Madness

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On the music festival circuit this season By Angie Balata Egypt, while known for many things, including its rich historical ...

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From Bedroom to Stage

Photographed by Hayssam Samir

Youssef Abouzeid takes his PanSTARRS project on the road By Angie Balata On a late-night excursion into one of Cairo’s posher ...

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Sofar So Good

Karim Omran. Photo Credit: Sofar Cairo.

The Cairo branch of this pop-up concert initiative promotes an intense, intimate music experience By Frank E. Bartscheck II Back ...

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‘Tis the Season: Christmas in Egypt


Egypt Today rounds up the hottest Christmas parties and events    By Egypt Today Staff   It’s Christmas time in Cairo, ...

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Underground Discovered Gets Ready to Rock AUC 


The music event aims to bring underground music into the spotlight    By Frank E. Bartscheck II    The second installment ...

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The Nile Project Plans for U.S. Tour 


The Nile Project, a collective of musicians from Nile basin countries, plans for a U.S. tour by composing new sounds ...

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