Maha ElNabawi
After graduating from the American University in Washington, DC with a Bachelors degree in Business, Maha began her publishing career in NYC with indie pop culture magazines, the likes of Tokion, Inked, and Surface. Upon returning to Egypt, and driven read more
Maha ElNabawi
Navigating the surreal through sound
2017 in music releases from Cairo and beyond
Maha ElNabawi
Beyoncé, Coldplay, and why we can’t let exotica become banal
Growing up in America in the 1980s through the noughties made most of my generation pretty hard to offend.
Podcast | Katalog #3: BLTNM
Adham Zidan and Maha ElNabawi | In this episode, we speak with the founders of BLTNM, a record label based in Palestine.
Podcast | Katalog #2: Dina El Wedidi
Adham Zidan and Maha ElNabawi | When I heard the train, I heard a full band. It was great — there were so many different sounds.
Exploring Makimakkuk’s multidimension
Maha ElNabawi | Makimakkuk’s music is intensely earworming; her ad-libs burrow so deeply into my psyche
Binaries in music writing: Gender as a way out
Maha ElNabawi | Are we meant to discuss music solely through aesthetic critique or are we meant to contextualize it?
Podcast | Katalog #1: Maurice Louca
Maha ElNabawi | Katalog is a podcast about the process, production and meaning behind select works from the region
Sounds of 2018: Boredom, silence and the music in between
Maha ElNabawi | Maha ElNabawi on the sounds that came out of 2018, puncturing a year of boredom and silence
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Culture alert: ‘Anxiety + Doubt + Seduction’
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