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Art Alert: Almena band at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Almena released a video called Alexandria last month, about their hometown

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Apr 2019
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Alexandrian band Almena will play at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Art Center on Thursday 18 April.

Founded by vocalist and trumpet player Youssef Nour and beat-boxer John Sadek in 2015, Almena also include Ahmed Abd Elrasol (bass guitar), Mohamed Affara (lead guitar), Adham El-Habashy (oud) and Omar Aly Abdou (keyboards).

The no-drums sound of their 15 originals took them to play over 45 concerts across Egypt and in Tunisia, Morocco and the UAE.

Their repertoire consists of social themes that portray the daily life of street youth with lyrics either written by vocalist Nour or poets Ahmed Saad and Moemen Ibrahim.

They recorded a new single, GTA, at Abbey Road Studios in London under the production of Universal Music Group, as a prize for winning the 2018 Aloft Star contest in the UAE.

They are inspired by Alexandria, their hometown, and their third video was a tribute to the city; their previous two videos were for the Ahly club and another called Saheb, which featured Ahmed Bahaa of Sharmoofers.


Thursday 18 April, 8pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Art Center, Alexandria

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