Art Alert: Sound Stock Music Festival at Greek Campus

Ahram Online , Tuesday 22 Dec 2015

Group concert Sound Stock Music Festival brings 5 of Egypt’s independent musicians to the Greek Campus in downtown

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Sound Stock (photo: part of promotional material from Sound Stock Facebook event)

The Sound Stock Music Festival will take place at the Greek Campus in downtown, with a lineup featuring the Sharmoofers, Uss w Lazq, Sahra, Khayal and solo singer Ramy Sabry.

Sabry will be performing an acoustic version of his songs from his albums including his latest release Agmal Layaly Omry.

The singer gained popularity with his first album in 2006 which included hits Sekety Leih and Habiby El-Awalany. He was nominated for the MTV Europe Music Award in 2009.

Sharmoofers band is composed of the duo Ahmed Bahaa and Moe El-Arkan. Since their inception almost three years ago, the Sharmoofers have entertained a large online following purely by interacting with their fans.

In April 2014, they performed on the third season of El-Bernameg, the satirical show hosted by Bassem Youssef. A month later, they made their debut live performance at Al-Azhar park, and have since been performing in various venues across Egypt.

Uss w Lazq band was founded in 2006, with a style that fuses both oriental and western sounds, with lyrics that focus on social issues in their respective communities.

The eight members of the band are Yasser Hasheesh on lead guitar, Adel Mekha as vocalist and on percussions, Mostafa Samy on the nay and saxophone, Khaled Marzouk on guitar, Al-Moataz Belah on drums, Mohamed Fawzy on bass, Islam Nabil on percussion, and vocalist Menna Husein.

Sahra band plays Rai music with a modern twist. Formed in 1999, the band produced their first album in 2009.

Ahmed El-Wahsh fronts the band with vocals and keyboard, Ahmed Ezz and Mohamed Medhat join him with vocals while Medhat plays the violin. The other members are guitarist Marwan Shaaban, bassist Osama Saleh, and percussionist Ahmed Aly with the qann instrument.

The rock band Khayal was formed in 2013, comprised of six members, vocalist Ezz Tarek on acoustic guitar, vocalist Hania Mahmoud, Mohab Elsherbiny and Ahmed Tarek on lead guitar, Ramy Hamdy on bass, and Ziad Nabil on the drums.

The musicians draw from several rock influences that inspired the band members including David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Steve Vai, and Jason Becker among others.

Friday 25 December, 3pm
Greek Campus, 28 Falaki street, Bab El-Louk, Downtown, Cairo

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