February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018
As part of “Crossroads” event, celebrating the Jubilees of the oldest liaison offices of Pro Helvetia – in Cairo, Johannesburg and News Delhi, an Egyptian Club night is organized in Geneva and Basel on February 8 and 9, 2018.
<<Masr! Egyptian Club night>> sees Egyptian sound artists and electronic musician Nour Emam alias Nur line up with versatile Swiss musicians Janviv Oron and Michael Anklin. To be presented for the first time in Switzerland is a new joint sound project developed in Cairo by Nur and her two Swiss peers from Basel.
Islam Chipsy and his trio will be conjuring up raw sounds from the streets of Cairo – wild Egyptian street pop “Shaabi” that triggers communal ecstasy at wedding parties. Chipsy and his trip – two percussionists and one virtuoso pianist – play the latest form of electro shaabi at weddings and clubs, and carry their scintillating music out into the world.
Electronic live act “3Phaz” from Cairo, as well as MC and producer Rozzma are also taking the stage in the same night. Basel-based DJ Phil Battiekh, known to whip up frenzy in the Egyptian underground and at international electronica festivals, will be rounding off the night.
Line-Up: Nur (EG)& Janiv Oron ((CH)& Michael Antiklin (CH)- Islam Chipsy (EG) – Rozzma (EG)- 3Phaz (EG)- Phil Battiekh (CH)
Genre: Electro Shaabi / Electronica/ Bass music
Masr! Egyptian club night is curated by: Mahmoud Refaat
Crossroads: The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have jointly organised «CROSSROADS – international perspectives on culture art and society», an event to be held in Basel and Geneva from 8 to 10 February. Both draw on long years of experience when it comes to fostering culture in an international context. The SDC supports cultural scenes in its partner countries, while Pro Helvetia promotes Swiss arts and culture throughout the world.