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Rainbow flag at gig sparks media storm of hostility
Mostafa Mohie | Rainbow flag at Mashrou' Leila's Cairo gig reveals deep-seated vitriol in Egyptian media
Found in Translation: From Machine Eat Man to a new band called Majhoul
Yasmin Shehab | One-man band Machine Eat Man and new project Majhoul at Found in Translation
co(a)sts: A review of Pie Are Squared’s challenging new drone album
Rami Abadir | co(a)sts is SikSik’s best work so far
An interview with Yasmine Hamdan
Ammar M. Hassan | "Kuwaiti dialect resembles English a little bit, Egyptian sounds dramatic, sometimes comic."
Captain Ghazali: We will sharpen bones and from them build our cannons
Anwar Fath al-Bab | In 1967 Ghazali decided to resist the Sinai occupation through music
Yasmine Hamdan’s Al-Jamilat: An exploratory transitional record
Tugrul Mende | It seems to have a hard time deciding on its direction, but Tugrul Mende is excited to see what comes
Talking to Phil Battiekh: A Swiss DJ who plays mahraganat
Rami Abadir | The media has often placed mahraganat music in exoticizing narratives
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.
Cairo, Skype, headphones and a conversation with Onsy
Kamila Metwaly | The fourth of our in-depth interviews with musicians is with Egyptian electronic and IDM music producer
 
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Opinion
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.
Ismail Fayed
Death of a hegemon: Mid-century Egyptian music in Beirut
The term "hishik bishik" is an Egyptian expression to denote cabaret-like performance, especially one
Andeel
Egypt is close, and it’s got women in it

 
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News
Update: 7 arrested for ‘promoting sexual deviancy’ after raising rainbow flag at Mashrou’ Leila gig
Censorship Board bans songs from Cairokee’s new album
Musicians Syndicate head announces ban on ‘revealing clothes’
Singer Hany Shaker elected as new Musicians Syndicate head
Tips from the culture desk: June 7-13 in Cairo, Port Said
Mahraganat music doc in cinemas for one week
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Cartoons
Cartoon: Fashion outrage
Andeel | "Mohamed Mohie looks like shit in this picture."
Cartoon: Electro-irony
Andeel | Young man: So I make electronic music, like in, I connect devices to computer, make noises and then..Old man: Hehehhe.. 
Cartoon: Nationalist area
Andeel | Speakers: *playing (Tislam El-Ayadi) song*