Last Update 0:25
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Art Alert: Ebn El-Balad’s folk music at Alexandria’s French Institute

The band is comprised of 14 members

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 Jan 2017
ebn el balad
Ebn El-Balad band (Photo: part of promotional material by Ebn El-Balad)
Views: 4939
Views: 4939

Ebn El-Balad band will bring folk music to the French Institute in Alexandria on 19 January.

The band was founded in 2010, and released their debut album a year later, reviving Egyptian folk songs with a contemporary flavour.

In 2013, the band started their own music studio ‘Ebn El-Balad Studio.’

Their album Aghany El-Balad included songs as Koum El-Dekka and Baladi Ya Baladi.

In 2015, they produced a musical storytelling performance titled Tram El-Raml and with poetry by Mysara Salah.

The 14-member band is comprised of four main musicians, Muhammed Hosni, composer and singer, Roger Sami, lutenist, Ahmed Darwish, guitarist and Ahmed Khairy, percussionist, as well as 10 vocalists, Randa Adawy, Reham Yasser, Reem Soliman, Shams Ibrahim, Basant Salama, Sondos Mohammed, Kareem El-Ahmar, Tamer Ahmed, Mohamed Badran, and Rania Saleh who is also the band’s manager.

The concert is organized by the Alexandria-based B’sayra art agency, and is supported by Centre Rezodanse Egypte, the cultural centre for dance and performance art behind Nassim El-Raqs festival, and Careem, the international car-booking service.

Thursday, 19 January at 8pm
French Institute in Alexandria, 30 Nabi Danial St., El-Raml station, Alexandria

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.