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Rami Abadir is a musician and writer.
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co(a)sts: A review of Pie Are Squared’s challenging new drone album
| co(a)sts is SikSik’s best work so far
2 September 2017
15 min read
Talking to Phil Battiekh: A Swiss DJ who plays mahraganat
| The media has often placed mahraganat music in exoticizing narratives
6 June 2017
4 min read
On Mostafa Onsy’s new album, 225 MG
| Overall 225 MG is an interesting release and a strong debut, says Rami Abadir.
10 October 2016
17 min read
Zuli’s Bionic Ahmed: A review and Q&A
| In January, Zuli (Ahmed al-Ghazoly) released his EP Bionic Ahmed under the UIQ label recently launched
28 March 2016
12 min read
On the bankruptcy of fusion and how musical innovation really happens
| Music that stems from cultural appropriation, in contrast to fusion, is produced spontaneously, assisted
1 December 2015
10 min read
Hussein Sherbini objects: A review of ELECTRO CHAABI
| While the album’s title may be misleading, for Sherbini’s music is far from mahraganat, he chose
28 June 2015
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