The Definitive Guide to Living in the Capital , Cairo , Egypt


One More Light: Linkin Park Parade Pop Chops in Divisive New Album

One More Light: Linkin Park Parade Pop Chops in Divisive New Album

Hardwired... to Self-Destruct: Metallica Return to Form with First Studio Album in Eight Years

Having released no new material for almost a decade, Metallica finally return to the scene…

The Heavy Entertainment Show: Robbie Williams Winds Back the Years

Three years after Swings Both Ways, Robbie Williams returns with his eleventh studio album, The…

How to Become a Rock Star in Cairo Part Four: Booking & Playing Gigs

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Now that we’ve established how to pick and buy your instrument, where and how to…

How to Become a Rock Star in Cairo Part Three: Jamming & Practicing

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We’ve talked about how and where to get instruments, and even about where to go…

How to Become a Rock Star in Cairo Part Two: Learning & Mastering Your Instrument

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In the first part of How to Become a Rock Star in Cairo, we talked…

How to Become a Rock Star in Cairo Part One: Choosing & Buying Your Instrument

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The music scene in Egypt is as exciting and versatile as it is unpredictable; Oriental…

Mix El Balad: Hassan El Shafei Uses ‘Sounds of Egypt’ in New Song

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The name Hassan El Shafei has become synonymous with the kind of audio sugariness that…

Watch: Abu Speaks About His Involvement with One of the Catchiest Songs of the Year

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With local music coming on leaps and bounds over the last few years, more and…

Win! Tickets to Cairokee’s Gig at the Great Cairo Kidathon!

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This May, the folks at Omar Samra’s Muricata are hosting a very special day that…

12 Local Bands & Musicians that Cairo Needs to Get to Know Better

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From indie rock and heavy metal, to jazz and blues, to electronica, the underground music…

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Tai Torky

Nola Cupcakes Nola's has become the contender for quality cupcakes in Egypt. We use them for everything from birthdays to…

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Caracas The most delicious Lebanese Fattah in town

Mohamed Abdel Mageed

Deals Pub 14 Great place for hanging out after work.

Asser Ismael Hamdy

DessART It is closed a year ago.


Shakespeare and Co. Shakespeare and Co; the restaurant that got me so excited to try after reading about it in the…

Savages: Adore Life

Ever since the 2012 release of their double a-side single, ‘Flying To Berlin/Husbands’, Savages have…

The Best 20 Tracks of 2015

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As 2015 comes to a close, we can finally take a breather and look back…

Archy Marshall: A New Place 2 Drown

Archy Marshall – better known to some as King Krule – is one of the…


12 Years & Counting: An Interview with Cairokee Ahead of the Band's Huge Galleria40 Gig

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It’s been an eventful month for Cairokee; Egypt’s biggest band have been celebrating their twelfth…

Grimes: Art Angels

Canadian artist, Grimes – real name Claire Boucher – has made a name for herself…