NADAH EL SHAZLY / EGY
The explosion of the Cairo music scene is unstoppable, and Nadah El Shazly is the last sensation. The sonorous spirit of Nadah El Shazly is born from guitar riffs, dissonant melodies and a complex percussion. Jazz, electronic experimentation and Arabic maqam (the system of melodic modes used in traditional Arabic music) are interconnected around this triad, moving with agility between extremes, bypassing formal structures and conventions, and going through the concepts of tradition and improvisation. The elements, choirs and effects come and go, forming the aura from which the captivating presence of the artist from Cairo is born.
El Shazly began singing in punk bands to slowly make herself a name in the underground scene of Cairo. “Ahwar”, which in Arabic means “marshlands”, is her debut album, a work that condenses two years of work along with Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi. The artist belongs to a new generation of musicians that is renewing the Arab musical repertoire by experimentation with the traditional melodies and scales, subjecting the tradition to a forced understanding with the new electronic tendencies without compromising its acoustic beauty.
☰ SAURDAY 15 | 19:00 | FUNDACIÓN EUGENIO GRANELL ☰