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Fallen faces of the uprising: Ahmed Basiony
Egypt

Fallen faces of the uprising: Ahmed Basiony

Ahmed Basiony, a Cairo-born artist, experimental musician and teacher in his early thirties, was killed while participating in the first…
Artists to watch: ‘Lyrical ambassadors’ Yassin Alsalman and Shadia Mansour
Art news

Artists to watch: ‘Lyrical ambassadors’ Yassin Alsalman and Shadia Mansour

Best known by the moniker the Narcicyst, artist Yassin Alsalman demonstrates the possibilities of non-violent resistance through hip-hop. The Iraqi-Canadian…
Sound of Solidarity: ‘Microphone’ musicians gather in Cairo
Art news

Sound of Solidarity: ‘Microphone’ musicians gather in Cairo

In terms of non-violent protest, few things can be as emotionally engaging as music, a fact clearly reflected in the…
Rango: An instrument of revival
Art news

Rango: An instrument of revival

In the crammed cube that is El Mastaba Center for Egyptian Folk Music’s Tanboura Hall, audience and performers were forced…
Bands to Watch: Kaza Mada
Art news

Bands to Watch: Kaza Mada

Halfway through their rollicking Monday night performance at the Cairo Jazz Club, two things became immediately obvious about Kaza Mada.…
The return of Fairouz: Hope for a new album
Art news

The return of Fairouz: Hope for a new album

Nihad Hadad, known to the Arab world as Fairouz, is considered by many to be the most important singer alive…
Running to the beat: Music and sports
Health & Fitness

Running to the beat: Music and sports

In our fitness article last week, we discussed using music as a motivation to push one’s self to work out.…
Ramadan radio: Dramas, comedies, and tough questions
Art news

Ramadan radio: Dramas, comedies, and tough questions

In Egypt, Ramadan is more than a holy month of fasting; it is a month for stories and elaborate festivities.…
Reem Talhami in Cairo: On love, politics, and other addictions
Art news

Reem Talhami in Cairo: On love, politics, and other addictions

Reem Talhami, the Palestinian singer best known for her independent album "Ashiqa" (A lover), released in the early 2000s, owned…
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