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Masafat Cairo: Within striking distance of larger musical aspirations?
Habiba Effat | On aiming beyond musicians’ exposure and learning from the choices of our predecessors.
Hussein Sherbini objects: A review of ELECTRO CHAABI
Rami Abadir | While the album’s title may be misleading, for Sherbini’s music is far from mahraganat, he chose
Controversial tunes: D-CAF’s music, 100Copies and mahraganat
Maha ElNabawi | This year’s edition left both audiences and artists frustrated over the curation and management of
How to become an independent musician?
Ahmed Naji | Ahmed Naji gives us six tips. Reading time: Four minutes.
In response to Rami Abadir: On independent music, too
Charles Akl | After reading Rami Abadir’s “The contradictions of independent music,” I wanted to offer two alternative
The contradictions of independent music
Rami Abadir | The beginning of the new millennium saw the emergence of the term “independent music” in Egyptian
Everybody’s a producer in Cairo
Habiba Effat | It wasn’t always this way: 15 years ago, the alternative music scene was dominated by guitar-based
Band of the week: Islam Chipsy
Maha ElNabawi | Islam Chipsy is the star. If you’ve ever seen him in action, it’s not hard to understand why.
Band of the week: Yasmine Baramawy
Maha ElNabawi | Sitting cross-legged on the floor, Yasmine Baramawy closes her eyes and plucks the top string of the
 
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