egyptian music

Shaabi singer’s ‘Bent El Giran’ Mahragan song hits No. 2 on SoundCloud global chart
Culture

Shaabi singer’s ‘Bent El Giran’ Mahragan song hits No. 2 on SoundCloud global chart

The viral Mahragan song “Bent El Giran” (The neighbor’s daughter), from famed Shaabi singer Hassan Shakosh, has hit number two…
Iconic Egyptian singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim dies at 62
Culture

Iconic Egyptian singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim dies at 62

Popular Egyptian “Shaabi” singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim passed away at Maadi Military Hospital on Wednesday at the age of 62…
Cairokee to throw two concerts in Alexandria after a two-year-absence
Music

Cairokee to throw two concerts in Alexandria after a two-year-absence

  Beloved Egyptian band Cairokee will be performing two concerts in Alexandria on 9-10 August, marking the end of a…
Critic’s pick: Ramadan jingle is 6,000 years old
Archaeology

Critic’s pick: Ramadan jingle is 6,000 years old

“Wahawy ya wahawy/Eyaha/We kaman wahawy/Eyaha” — these are the introductory lyrics of our most popular Ramadan jingle. My brother and…
Bands to watch: Youssra El-Hawary
Art news

Bands to watch: Youssra El-Hawary

Youssra El-Hawary seems to have a magic touch. Her music video for the song “Al-Soor” (“The Wall”), the first video…
Underground Music Federation seeks to support local bands
Art news

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…
Zizo Kambutar, an Egyptian MGMT, emerges
Art news

Zizo Kambutar, an Egyptian MGMT, emerges

Many musical acts have come onto the Egyptian music scene during the past year. Very few, though, have gained popularity…
The literalism of album artwork in Egypt
Art news

The literalism of album artwork in Egypt

It happens with such regularity, you’d think there was a law mandating it: Any Egyptian musician releasing a record will,…
Bands to Watch: Maryam Saleh
Art news

Bands to Watch: Maryam Saleh

“I am not singing,” is the theme singer and songwriter Maryam Saleh gives to her upcoming concert on Friday. “We…
Remembering Abdel Halim Hafez, the voice of revolution
Art news

Remembering Abdel Halim Hafez, the voice of revolution

When the late Abdel Halim Hafez (1929-77) first sang his patriotic songs in the 1950s and 1960s, he didn’t imagine…
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