TOPIC Ramy Essam
Binaries in music writing: Gender as a way out
Maha ElNabawi | Are we meant to discuss music solely through aesthetic critique or are we meant to contextualize it?
Four political songs of 2016: A time for maturity?
Adel Abdel Wahab | It’s as if 2016 gave birth to a responsibility to comment artistically on the inspiring events of 2011.
‘Take it’ back please, Ramy Essam
Andeel | On Friday a song was briefly released on YouTube by Egyptian musician Ramy Essam. The song, Ashan Takhdoh
Hamza Namira’s conservative revolution
Andeel | This album is so mediocre, it reminds me of one of the top five mediocre moments in my life. In
Band of the week: Aya Metwalli
Maha ElNabawi | Folk, anti-folk, pop, anti-pop, avant-pop, electronica, noise? It’s hard to decide exactly which cookie-cut
Lina Attalah and Mark LeVine
Another 48 hours
Editor’s note: We found it hard to solicit pieces commemorating the January 25 revolution, mainly because