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  • interview April 25, 2012

    Azza Balba

    Azza Balba is an Egyptian singer well known in the early ‘80s, but who was driven into obscurity because of her insistence on singing politically charged songs, especially those created by the team of composer singer Sheikh Imam and poet … Read more »

  • interview February 7, 2012

    Mohamed El Sawy: Director of the Sawy Culture Wheel

    Mohamed El Sawy is the creator and director of the Sawy Culture Wheel, a vital venue for alternative art and culture in Cairo.  Opened in 2003, Sawy has four stages, as well as galleries, office space, and an outdoor café … Read more »

  • interview February 7, 2012

    Mohamed El Sawy

    Mohamed El Sawy is the creator and director of the Sawy Culture Wheel, a vital venue for alternative art and culture in Cairo.  Opened in 2003, Sawy has four stages, as well as galleries, office space, and an outdoor café … Read more »

  • interview November 16, 2011

    Moody El Emam on Egypt Music and Film Production

    Moody El Emam is a composer/singer/arranger in Cairo.  He got his start as an Egyptian rock pioneer in the 1970s, and has led an illustrious career composing for the film industry in recent decades.  Moody gave Afropop’s Banning Eyre a … Read more »

  • interview November 16, 2011

    Hamid El Shari

    Hamid el Shari is probably the most consequential music producer in Egypt’s modern history.  He came to Cairo from Libya, and from his start in the 1980s, he produced in a new way, simply, with keyboards and drum machines, not … Read more »

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