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Cosmic innovation: How Maurice Louca changed the rules to make Elephantine
Peter Holslin | It’s almost startling the ways that Louca, 36, has evolved as a musician over the years.
Talking to Phil Battiekh: A Swiss DJ who plays mahraganat
Rami Abadir | The media has often placed mahraganat music in exoticizing narratives
On the bankruptcy of fusion and how musical innovation really happens
Rami Abadir | Music that stems from cultural appropriation, in contrast to fusion, is produced spontaneously, assisted
Hussein Sherbini objects: A review of ELECTRO CHAABI
Rami Abadir | While the album’s title may be misleading, for Sherbini’s music is far from mahraganat, he chose
Controversial tunes: D-CAF’s music, 100Copies and mahraganat
Maha ElNabawi | This year’s edition left both audiences and artists frustrated over the curation and management of
On independent music: Additional thoughts and questions
Ayman Helmy | I believe that life is made of choices, not between mainstream and underground, but between struggling
The contradictions of independent music
Rami Abadir | The beginning of the new millennium saw the emergence of the term “independent music” in Egyptian
Pop, patriarchy and fake nostalgia
Andeel and Maha ElNabawi | In seeking to make hits, female singers started making songs speaking in the language an insecure man
Everybody’s a producer in Cairo
Habiba Effat | It wasn’t always this way: 15 years ago, the alternative music scene was dominated by guitar-based
 
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