TOPIC Mohamed Mounir
On the economic history of making music in Egypt and Yousra El Hawary’s crowdfunding campaign
Ahmed Nada | Crowdfunding may be a way to rebel against the rules of the market and the state.
Egypt’s cinematic gems: Destiny
Rowan El Shimi | “Ideas have wings. No one can stop them from reaching people.”
A Gulfie record collector writes
Faisal Hamadah | The seminal 1970s Kuwaiti comedy show Darb al-Zalaq (The Slippery Path) tells the story of Hussain, a
A dialogue with my friend who’s a Mohamed Mounir atheist
Andeel | Mohamed Salah Ramadan is an young Egyptian man working in a foreign bank in Cairo. Until very recently,
A dialogue with my friend who’s an Amr Diab atheist
Andeel | Ali El-Saudi, a young Egyptian man living in Dubai, works as a lawyer in a multinational company. Until
On independent music: Additional thoughts and questions
Ayman Helmy | I believe that life is made of choices, not between mainstream and underground, but between struggling
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
Assessing two films on mahragan music
Maha ElNabawi | In my experience, good music documentaries are structured around a question or quest. In “Searching
Journalists arrested in Egypt amid crackdown on press freedoms