Prior to online concert Jordanian band El Morabba3 releases video of their Alexandria tour

Ati Metwaly , Saturday 6 Jun 2020

The short film was made by Egyptian director and cinematographer Mohamed El-Masry

El Morabba3
El Morabba3 in February 2020 concert in Alexandria (Photo: still from a short video posted by the band)

Well known Jordanian band El Morabba3 (El Morabaa - which translates to The Square) released a short video documenting their visit to Egypt's Alexandria earlier this year.

The video comes shortly prior to their online concert scheduled on Friday 19 June, part of the ongoing WE Online Music Festival.

Created by Egyptian director and cinematographer Mohamed El-Masry, the video was uploaded on YouTube on Saturday garnering a significant number of viewers just two hours after its release.

The short video provides shots from the band's rehearsals and concert which was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on 24 February 2020, in one of the most succesful and last events staged by the Bibliotheca before the general shutdown was put in place on 9 March.

The same event, featured also a Jordanian rapper El Far3i, one of former members of El Morabba3.

On their official Twiter account, the band broke the news of the film release saying "It’s finally here! We’re so excited to share with you this short film made by our good friend, the Egyptian director and cinematographer Mohamed El-masry. During our last Egypt tour in early 2020."

They have also hailed the Egyptian cinematographer El-Masry for his creative work in the film.

"Mohamed did an excellent job recording our experience both on and off stage through his lens. We’re thrilled that he managed to capture the tour’s hypnotic and energetic spirit on film.

An enormous thanks to Mohamed and we hope you enjoy!" wrote the band on its official Twitter account.

Originally from Amman, El Morabba3 is an Arabic rock band with a large fan-base spanning across Arab region.

The band used to perform in Egypt frequently however prior to February 2020, their last concert was held in 2017 at Music Park Festival, alongside Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila, and Egypt's Sharmoofers in an event that was attended by 30 thousand audience members.

El Morabba3 also participated in Egypt's Oshtoora Festival (2016) and visited Biblitoheca Alexandrina in 2015.

Their announcement of February concert spread like widefire supported by the band's teasers released on social media.

Founded in 2009 Muhammad Abdullah (the band's frontman and bassist), El Morabba3 has released two albums: El Morabba3 (The Square, 2012) and Taraf Al Khait (2016).


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