Explore Egypt’s rich musical heritage in this new documentary

November 21, 2017

Jamhoureya follows four daring Egyptian musicians as they reconnect with their country’s distinct rural soundscapes. Traditions are scrambled and space and time merge as cutting-edge musical minds collaborate with those carrying the ancient heartbeat of Egyptian music.

Follow Egyptian electronic artists Fulltone, Hassan Abou Alam, Hussein El Sherbini and Maii Waleed as they visit Luxor, Aswan, Marsa Alam and Siwa. In each episode, the artists travel to the location of their choice within Egypt in order to work with local musicians, sampling sounds for future use and inviting the community’s artists into their studios, culminating in a collaborative concert in Cairo on November 24th, 2017. Watch all episodes below.

Jamhoureya - Trailer


Fulltone // Aswan

Jamhoureya - Fulltone

Hassan Abou Alam // Luxor

Jamhoureya - Hassan Abou Alam

Maii Waleed // Siwa

Jamhoureya - Maii Waleed

Hussein El Sherbini // Marsa Alam

Jamhoureya - Hussein El Sherbini

Header image © Nouf Yamani

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