Art Alert: Mazeek and Hageen double concert at Genaina Theatre

Ahram Online , Wednesday 23 May 2018

The concert is part of Genaina Theatre's annual Hayy Festival programme

Mazeek and Hageen bands to perform at Genaina Theatre's Hayy festival

As part of the Genaina Theatre's annual Hayy Festival, Mazeek and Hageen bands will perform 1 June.

Hageen is an Alexandrian band playing a new style of Reggae, comprised of singer Abdallah Mohsen, guitarists Moo cka and Mohammed F El-Sammany, bassist Abdallah Ibrahim, drummer Ahmed El-Kholy, and keyboardist Mario Morcos.

The band members are all influenced by different music genres, creating a diversity that inspired the band's name – meaning mixture – and their music.

Mazeek band was formed by musicians from two other successful bands: Ashara Gharby and Uss we Lazq, who were known for performing at Egypt's notable venues, such as Cairo Jazz Club, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and El-Sawy Culture Wheel, as well as festivals including El-Sawy Underground Music Festival, El-Fan Medan festival, Art Beat festival, Afro-Cairo Festival, and the Middle East Alternative Sound and Art Festival in Greece.

By blending the identities and songs of both bands, Mazeek has become a world music band that blends Afro-beats, Oriental and Egyptian/Sudanese/North Africa Folklore.

Friday, 1 June at 9.30pm
El-Genaina Theatre, Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

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