We are Bambutiyya!

Continue reading                  ‘At the shows in Port Said, most of the audience is Egyptian – they know all the lyrics,’ recalls Maurice Chammah, a musician and journalist who has seen El-Tanbura perform six times now. ‘At times it feels like there is no line between the band […]

Rebel Girl

  [split] Composer and oudist Sheikh Imam was born to a poor family in Giza. He led the life of a dervish, singing muwashshah songs and surrounding himself with Egyptian folk music. After swapping his spiritual lifestyle for the resistance, Sheikh Imam turned to the words of popular poet Ahmed Fouad Negm and began to […]