10 - 23 July — Music
Executive Manager of Almoharek, the first music booking agency in the Arab region, operating under Eka3. Since 2009, Almoharek represented more than 50 artists regionally and internationally, and helped shed light early on many of today’s most popular Arab artists and bands.
In 2017, Almoharek booked more than 10 Arab artists regionally through international tours all over the Arab World and Europe, successfully overcoming rigid conditions related to local music infrastructure and artist mobility challenges with full passion to cross borders in the near future with more artists by a local music export strategy.
Basem is involved into the local music scene since 2005 as a performer/writer/volunteer/juror and professional, has worked with different musical groups from the heart of the underground, alternative and independent scene in Egypt got to work with different levels event from DYI till International festivals.
Trough the research trip, Basem is aiming to explore the Swiss music scene by attending couple of festivals (Gurten and Paleo). Among this visit Basem will be able to meet Swiss artists and professionals (i.e programmer and curators) and discuss opportunities of collaborations between them and Almoharek agency/eka3 platform.