While Egypt has traditionally been the beating heart of classical Arabic music, with legendary singers such as Oum Kalthoum and Abdel Halim Hafez, a new craze is taking over the Arab world’s most populous nation: electro chaabi. Inspired by the down-and-dirty music played at street parties and weddings, this new populist dance form combines a punk spirit with a hip hop attitude set against a furious cascade of drums, bass and electronic vocals.
Presented by Norient Film Festival – The World Through Music and Sound.
Direction: Hind Meddeb
Original Title: Electro Chaabi
Film Production Countries: Egypt, France
Festival Website: Norient Film Festival