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Detox: Issue 02
Our weekly guide to help you unwind during the weekend.
Detox: Issue 01
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The project of Mashrou’ Leila
Ahmed Wael | Mashrou' Leila's boundary-pushing and nuanced politics have often put them at odds with authorities.
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.
How ordinary Egyptians embodied nationalism around the 1919 revolution
Osman El Sharnoubi | Ziad Fahmy uses popular culture to look back at the emergence of a distinctly Egyptian identity
Found in Translation IV: A high and beautiful wave
The fourth edition of Found in Translation, a collaboration between Mada and the Cairo Jazz Club
A battle for existence: How the combined forces of censorship and security shaped Egypt’s music scene in 2017
Hessen Hossam | The restrictions imposed by the state on musicians in 2017 have been wider than ever in scope
On collective patronage in the digital age
Fayrouz Kaddal | The problems posed and solved by crowdfunding on the Egyptian music scene
Rainbow flag at gig sparks media storm of hostility
Mostafa Mohie | Rainbow flag at Mashrou' Leila's Cairo gig reveals deep-seated vitriol in Egyptian media
 
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Opinion
Nada Nabil
A star is dead: What to do when your idols are ‘canceled’
“How can you see clearly when you’re looking into the sun? How can an icon be a con?” -Maureen
Maha ElNabawi
Beyoncé, Coldplay, and why we can’t let exotica become banal
Growing up in America in the 1980s through the noughties made most of my generation pretty hard to offend.
Ismail Fayed
Death of a hegemon: Mid-century Egyptian music in Beirut
The term "hishik bishik" is an Egyptian expression to denote cabaret-like performance, especially one
 
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News
Update: 7 arrested for ‘promoting sexual deviancy’ after raising rainbow flag at Mashrou’ Leila gig
Censorship Board bans songs from Cairokee’s new album
Musicians Syndicate head announces ban on ‘revealing clothes’
Singer Hany Shaker elected as new Musicians Syndicate head
Tips from the culture desk: June 7-13 in Cairo, Port Said
Mahraganat music doc in cinemas for one week
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Cartoons
Cartoon: Fashion outrage
Andeel | "Mohamed Mohie looks like shit in this picture."
Cartoon: Electro-irony
Andeel | Young man: So I make electronic music, like in, I connect devices to computer, make noises and then..Old man: Hehehhe.. 
Cartoon: Nationalist area
Andeel | Speakers: *playing (Tislam El-Ayadi) song*