Egyptian band Taksir Sharqi are back in action after long months of absence due to the coronavirus with a concert on their favourite stage, Darb1718, on Friday.
Known for approaching Egyptian traditional folk music with contemporary arrangements, Taksir Sharqi was founded in 2017 by Wust El-Balad member Ahmed Omran, bringing together ten musicians from various musical backgrounds.
The members are Abd El Rahman Ballalah (vocal), Om Sameh (vocal and percussion), Omran (oud and electronics), Amin Shahin (argoul and kawala), Wael El Sayed (accordion), Walid Abdo (percussion), Ayman Mabrouk (percussion), Wetey (bass guitar), Amr Wagih (saxophone) and Yasser Hashish (electric guitar).
Taksir Sharqi will play their approach to traditional styles like Gnawa and Zar merged with modern tunes and arrangements.
Cultural events and activities in Egypt restarted in July as part of the country's reopening after an initial COVID-19 shutdown. All events are being held under strict health measures that include social distancing, obligatory masks, and sanitisation.
Friday 11 September, 8pm
Darb1718, Kasr El Shamaa St., Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo
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