Egypt comes down with trip-hop fever
Many were turned away, or were only able to sway with the music booming outside of the small concert hall at the French cultural centre in Mounira.
The interest? A heavy trip-hop beat overlaid by a live Egyptian singer's voice that reminds us of the nay. They call themselves The Egyptian Project.
The smile on many people's faces revealed their soulful reaction to the music that spoke to them: an Egyptian that loves both the traditions of their farm villages and at the same time quality electronic music, or a foreigner allured by the entirety of Egypt's tale.
The French cultural institute's website describes the concert as a collaboration between supporters of Egyptian tradition and a young French musician who mixes the sounds of the Nile Delta, the city of Cairo, the atmosphere of the trip-hop, electro, hip hop and classical music.
Thursday, 8 February, 7:30
French Institute of Egypt, Mounira, Cairo
Saturday, 9 February, 9:00pm
Cairo Jazz Club, Mohandessin
Thursday, 14 February, 8:00pm
French Institute of Egypt, Alexandria