Egyptian band El-Dor El-Awal will give a concert on Friday 18 September at Darb1718, after months of absence due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Formed in 1999, El-Dor El-Awal, or “the first floor,” are known for a unique sound which combines the musicians' respective backgrounds with a traditional Oriental foundation.
The bank will be playing some of their most popular songs, including Raqs El-Hawanem, Rehla and Hawdag.
The band is made up of popular percussionists Bob and Mizo, whose beats are rich, especially when combined with the tight electric bass provided by Ahmed Omar, and Fady Badr on the qanun and keyboards, Mohammad Samy on violin, Nour Ashour on saxophone and mizmar, and Hisham Issam on the oud.
Their first album, Qarar Izala (“Decision to Demolish”), was released in 2006, while their second, Aatareeq (“On the Road”), came out in 2009.
Darb1718 will also host Egyptian band Taksir Sharqi, known for approaching Egyptian traditional folk music via a contemporary arrangement, on Friday 11 September.
Friday 18 September, 8pm
Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo
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