Cairo Calling

This week sees the culmination of a project that started back in 2014 between Rinse FM and the British Council called Cairo Calling. Cairo Calling explores the differences, and similarities, between Cairo’s mahraganat scene and London’s own evolving rap and grime scenes. The launch of a new film this week which illustrates the vibrant mahraganat scene, with key contributions from the likes of Mumdance and Pinch from the UK and Sadat and Figo from Egypt. This will be followed by the release of an album of new music and a 12 hour takeover on Rinse FM this Saturday.

Check out all of this week’s events below.


December 6

7pm – 9.30pm (Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS)

Exclusive documentary screening introducing the shaabi and mahraganat scenes with talks and discussions from some fantastic guests.

December 7

7pm – 11pm (Archspace, 339-340 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA)

Cairo Calling Live show featuring Sadat & ALAA50, DJ Saddam and many more.

December 8

Release of Rinse x 100COPIES: Cairo Calling (Various Artists)

This is a a 10-track compilation featuring music from Islam Chipsy, Amr Haha, Hathoot, Yehia El Tonsy Soska, Andro El Hawy, DJ Mado, El Gezawee & DJ Ismail.

December 9

12-hour Mahragan takeover on Rinse FM (106.8FM + DAB London)



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