Electro Chaabi

Against a backdrop of corruption and social segregation, youth in the slums of Cairo are dancing nights away to Electro Chaabi.

Inspired by the down-and-dirty music played at street parties and weddings, the sound mixes a punk ethos with hip hop attitude and a furious cascade of electronic beats.

If Buena Vista Social Club introduced the world to lost Cuban music, Electro Chaabi brings the furious, sweaty rhythms of downtown Cairo and the restless, revolutionary fervour of its youth to global ears.