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Talking to Phil Battiekh: A Swiss DJ who plays mahraganat
| The media has often placed mahraganat music in exoticizing narratives
6 June 2017
19 min read
Controversial tunes: D-CAF’s music, 100Copies and mahraganat
| This year’s edition left both audiences and artists frustrated over the curation and management of
29 April 2015
9 min read
Three takes on Rami Abadir and Mustafa El Sayed’s album
Andeel, Habiba Effat and Maha ElNabawi
| While analogue synthesizers were at the center of Rami Abadir’s contribution to the My Nineties project,
5 February 2015
11 min read
Hiccups and energy: Looking back at this year’s D-CAF music
| The third annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) in Cairo was a manic month of running to
13 April 2014
8 min read
Band of the week: Islam Chipsy
| Islam Chipsy is the star. If you’ve ever seen him in action, it’s not hard to understand why.
1 April 2014
Navigating the surreal through sound
2017 in music releases from Cairo and beyond
2 January 2018
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