Art Alert: Sofar secret concert to take place in December

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Dec 2014

Sofar - part of an international movement - organises secret concerts in Egypt's capital, the next concert will take place on 15 December

Sofar in Cairo
Hany Mustafa and his band perform in Sofar Cairo (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)

Following three successful secret concerts in Cairo since June, Sofar (Songs from a Room) is set to host their fourth concert on 15 December in an undisclosed location with an undisclosed line-up.

As part of a global movement bringing independent music to people's living rooms, Sofar Cairo has hosted concerts in Maadi, 6 October and Zamalek. The audience knows nothing but the date, and 24 hours in advance they receive the location. However, the line-up remains unknown until each musician takes the stage.

The rules of the event are that audiences come on time to discover new music, leave only when the concerts end and not talk during the performances.

Sofar started in London in 2009 and has since spread to more than 80 cities around the world.

Sofar has previously hosted artists such as Safi, Abdallah Miniawy and Ahmed Salah, Hany Mustafa, Aya Metwaly, the Nour Project, Nadah El-Shazly and others.

Register and RSVP for the next gig here.

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