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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.

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Direction: Hind Meddeb

Original Title: Electro Chaabi

Subtitles: English

Film Production Countries: Egypt, France

Festival Website: Norient Film Festival

 

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