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  • blog January 6, 2015

    Bring the Noise! Cairo Liberation Front Celebrates Two Years

    The Egyptian wildstyle known as chaabi (or alternately mahraganat)  is a party music par excellence, and fittingly, the chaabi-centric DJ crew Cairo Liberation Front have thrown themselves a serious birthday party. Called “Bring the Noise,” it consists of five separate mixes on five … Read more »

  • blog June 12, 2014

    Guest Bloggers Around the World: Mahraganat–Musical Revolution in Egypt

    Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. Our latest installment comes from Cairo, Egypt. Ferida Jawad, a research and instructor of arabic , who is working … Read more »

  • blog February 6, 2014

    Cairo Calling- Chaabi on the Move

    Ever since Afropop traveled to Egypt in the summer of 2011, we’ve been interested in the rapidly developing genre electro chaabi (or mahraganat as it’s sometimes called), a high-intensity, youth-based style that jacked traditional wedding/pop music, yoked it to insane … Read more »

  • blog December 17, 2013

    Chaabi Update!

    In case anyone forgot, Afropop Worldwide ❤ electro chaabi. Lucky for us, there have been a few major developments in the EC world (or at least the ever increasing part of the EC world that makes it to Brooklyn).  SO- … Read more »

  • blog September 10, 2013

    Afropop Exclusive: Cairo Liberation Front in Their Own Words

      It is with great pleasure and excitement that Afropop Worldwide premiers part two of our exclusive coverage of the Cairo Liberation Front and their brand new mix, Paint It Black. As hot and exciting as electro chaabi is, relatively little … Read more »

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