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Lekhfa / Altin Gün
8 March @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pmAED 100
Egypt’s alternative indie supergroup Lekhfa (above) is one of the most enticing musical projects that’s pushing the boundaries of a burgeoning underground music scene in Cairo. It features Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca and Tamer AbuGhazaleh, three creative forces who together deliver a potent mix of hypnotic vocals, guitar, slide guitar, synths, beat loops, electronica, ouds, buzuq, mizmar, percussion, and harmonium. Their lyrics are usually based on the somewhat dystopian poems of their contemporary Mido Zoheir, whom they’ve dubbed the fourth member of Lekhfa. Here’s Nefsif Akli from their self-titled album.
Altin Gün is an equally fun group, a Turkish psych folk band that hails from Amsterdam but comes from various backgrounds (Turkish, Indonesian, Dutch). The music is basically Turkish folk songs reworked so as to be virtually unrecognisable with funk rhythms, wah-wah guitars, fuzz bass, analogue organs, and deft changes in time signatures. This is Altin Gün live in Groningen last year.
Tickets are AED 100 per show, or buy a two-day pass for AED 150.