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Cairo, coffee, headphones and a conversation with Ismail Hosny
Kamila Metwaly | The first of a series of in-depth interviews with musicians, with embedded music.
The lowdown on D-CAF’s upcoming 5th edition
You’re likely to find more than one event you’d like to attend this year.
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
Mada Mix: Sam Shalabi
Maha ElNabawi | Shalabi, 50, generally seems to be a bit of a musical pioneer.
How to become an independent musician?
Ahmed Naji | Ahmed Naji gives us six tips. Reading time: Four minutes.
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
Hiccups and energy: Looking back at this year’s D-CAF music
Maha ElNabawi | The third annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) in Cairo was a manic month of running to
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.
Egypt’s cinematic gems: ‘The Cave’
Mai Elwakil | Ahmed Ghoneimy's The Cave keeps viewers hooked even when they can foresee that tensions among the characters
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