Art Alert: A music weekend at El-Genaina Theatre

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Nov 2015

Cairo audience will be treated to a weekend of entertainment at El-Genaina Theatre

El-Genaina Theatre
Salalem, Islam Chipsy and Said El-Artist are scheduled to perform at El-Genaina Theatre this weekend. (Photos: fragments from concerts' promotional material)

Musicians Said El-Artist and Islam Chipsy are scheduled to deliver a concert on 6 November, followed by Egyptian band Salalem on 7 November at Al-Azhar Park's El-Genaina Theatre. 

Said El-Artist is a prominent Egyptian drummer and percussionist. His repertoire includes a 2005 record titled Belly Dancers Drummer and Spectacular Rhythms. (2007) 

As for Mahraganat pioneer Islam Chipsy, he mixes electronica with acoustic sounds on his keyboards. Recently he has transported Egypt's street music to stages across Europe.

Salalem, formed in 2005, is made up of six members, three of them guitarists, who fuse their diverse musical influences together in tunes that are catchy and rhythmic, coupled with humorous lyrics satirising different social, cultural and political trends in Egypt. The band rose to increased popularity after the January 25 Revolution and have recently released the first single off their second album, Tamam, titled La'allo Kheir.

Friday, 6 November, 8pm
Saturday, 7 November, 8pm

El-Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

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