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Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway
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Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

  A heart-warming musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town triumphed on New York’s Broadway late Sunday,…
Grammy winner Gilberto Gil headlines the 5th Annual Cairo Jazz Festival
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Grammy winner Gilberto Gil headlines the 5th Annual Cairo Jazz Festival

  It only makes sense that Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil is this year’s “Guest of Honor” at the fifth Cairo…
Egyptian record label Subspace promises a new path for musicians
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Egyptian record label Subspace promises a new path for musicians

For Ahmed Mehessen, aka “Teknyk,” his newly founded record label, Subspace, is “a world within a world.” “That is what…
Egyptian Project debuts with their electronic-folk album ‘Ya Amar’
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Egyptian Project debuts with their electronic-folk album ‘Ya Amar’

“Our folkloric instruments are dying,” says 61-year old, Egyptian musician Salama Metwally as he tunes his favorite rababa. He is…
Bands to watch: Kay Nassef
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Bands to watch: Kay Nassef

Although 29-year-old Khaled “Kay” Nassef only began his professional music career a few short years ago and, to date, has…
Jazz it up: Musical society seeks to revive a forgotten musical genre
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Jazz it up: Musical society seeks to revive a forgotten musical genre

Many people are not aware of Egypt’s internationally recognized Free Jazz Ensemble, which was active during most of the second…
Bands to watch: Wetrobots + Bosaina revive electro-dance scene
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Bands to watch: Wetrobots + Bosaina revive electro-dance scene

By ambitiously flexing its synth-packed fury in the face of the overly politicized, post-revolution music scene, an unassuming electronic trio…
Underground Music Federation seeks to support local bands
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Underground Music Federation seeks to support local bands

Underground musicians have established an Underground Music Federation, seeking to nurture the local underground music scene by providing a sympathetic…
Are music platforms ready for Egypt’s emerging indie culture?
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Are music platforms ready for Egypt’s emerging indie culture?

When the revolution began in early 2011, artists were optimistic, as a heightened sense of free speech seemingly entered the…
Bands to Watch: El Zabaleen
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Bands to Watch: El Zabaleen

A local act to look out for is El Zabaleen, a seven-piece band formed in April 2010. Their unique instrumentation…
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