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Art Alert: Meshwar band to bring reggae music to Cairo's El-Genaina Theatre

Founded in 2011, the band harmonises reggae grooves and Arabic lyrics

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Oct 2016
Meshwar band
The band’s line up comprises: Ahmed Yousef (vocals), Ahmed Tito (drums), Mahmoud Fawzy (bass guitar), Mohamed Youssef (keyboard), Abduallah Mohamed (keyboard), Diaa Badr (guitar), Abdullah El-Halawani (lead guitar), Waleed Abdo (percussion) and Muhammed Hassan (sound engineer) (Photo: Fragment from promotional material)
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Reggae aficionados have a rendezvous with Egyptian band Meshwar on Saturday, 5 November, at Cairo’s El-Genaina Theatre.

The eight-member band held their debut concert back in 2011 and have since been “marrying reggae grooves with Arabic lyrics and a dash of invigorating blasts of brass,” according to the band's description on Facebook.

"'Meshwar' means journey, this youthful and fun-loving troupe hopes to be part of a larger awakening in their society where harmony transcends all.”

The band’s line up comprises: Ahmed Yousef (vocals), Ahmed Tito (drums), Mahmoud Fawzy (bass guitar), Mohamed Youssef (keyboard), Abduallah Mohamed (keyboard), Diaa Badr (guitar), Abdullah El-Halawani (lead guitar), Waleed Abdo (percussion) and Muhammed Hassan  (sound engineer).

Programme:
Saturday, 5 November, 8 pm
El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Cairo

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