The Al-Rabaa Cultural Centre, located on Old Cairo’s Al-Muizz Street, will host its first festival for Egyptian underground music bands between 9 and 19 September.
Over a period of nine days, 12 bands will perform at the centre’s “Tune Festival”, in the first festival for underground music. The festival will see a line-up of outstanding bands made up of alternative independent or underground musicians.
Festival goers will be able to experience some of Egypt’s most famous bands at the festival, including Kawkab, Carisma, Ko7etee, Tarkeba, Rouh Project, Dorgy, Sabry Makin’s, Jazz-Zone, Rai-na, and Oscarisma.
The festival’s activities open with a classical concert performed by the Sinatras band. The festival will, on its second night, also host a Sufi night, performed by El-Hadra, with the closing ceremony to feature singer Ali El-Alfy and the Sinatras.
The Tune Festival is the first carnival experience of its kind on Al-Muizz Street, and is set to shed light on new underground music bands in Egypt. It is also an important opportunity to give them a public outlet to showcase their artistic talents among a local audience.
The music festival is the first to be held in the Al-Muizz area, after all cultural activities were halted due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Organised by Pro Major, the festival is set to become an annual event aiming to offer a space for independent musicians and their creations.