Independent musicians gathered for a night of live music in a living room in Maadi
The capital hosted its very first ‘Songs from a Room’ (Sofar) on Tuesday 17 June. Sofar is a global music movement which started in London in 2009 and has since spread to more than 80 cities around the world.
The location of the music event is announced to users who've signed up to the Sofar website only a day before it takes place, and the line-up is only announced at the event as each act is about to play. The idea is to bring music to audiences in intimate settings where audiences sit quietly and connect with the artists.
Sofar Cairo hosted four talented acts starting with acoustics of oriental blues by Jordanian Hisham Said and Mohamed, followed by Hany Mostafa and his band who took the mood up a notch with a stellar performance of indie/pop music. Safi then took his guitar to the rooftop and with his soulful voice played his songs, followed by Abdalla Meniawy and Ahmed Saleh who performed their electro-spoken word project.
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