Contemporary music in Egypt – and beyond

This blog will discover artists and bands from Egypt and beyond. The focus is on the independent and underground scene. There are many artists and bands who try to experiment with new genres, sounds and instruments in order to distinguish themselves from the so called „mainstream“ sphere.

Egypt has always been on of the biggest center of the Arab world and especially Cairo and Alexandria are the main hubs for a new generation of musicians. A new independent and underground scene has been emerging at least for a decade now and they went and are still going through a lot of experimentation with genres and sounds.

In other countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Iran and Turkey is a new generation of musicians growing as well who blend genres like rock with their own artistic cultural heritage. The music that the artists are producing is deeply connected within their own context and this has to be taken into consideration while writing about them.

 

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