Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide logo

genre: Genres Mahraganat

  • blog September 7, 2017

    Saturday Night Wedding Party in Cairo

    “El ‘aroosa—the bride!” yelled the young man, grabbing my hand and pulling me in the direction of the newlyweds as a beat pounded from the sound system. I looked to my friend and we got up from our chairs, bracing … Read more »

  • interview August 25, 2016

    Hakim Talks Post-Revolution Egypt

    Hakim, known as the “Lion of Sha’abi Music” in Egypt, had not performed in the U.S. since February 2002, when he shared the stage with Algerian rai superstar Khaled at the Beacon Theater in New York. In the months after … Read more »

  • 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 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 »

Browse the archives