Everything You Need to Know About Cairo Steps: The Best of Souad Massi

Everything You Need to Know About Cairo Steps: The Best of Souad Massi

  Tomorrow is the long awaited day by all underground music fans in Egypt; as Sawt Music launches the first step of the world’s new musical project “The Best of Souad Massi.” There are several reasons why tomorrow’s concert will be exceptional and extraordinary.   As we’ve said before, we can’t wait for Algeria’s national singing treasure Souad […]

10 Sufi Quotes That Are Guarnteed to Keep Your Spirit Up

10 Sufi Quotes That Are Guarnteed to Keep Your Spirit Up

by Salma Iraqui

  These Sufi quotes are so inspirational, they will lift your spirits up and give you that dose of relaxation that you’ve been searching for. And no, you don’t have to be Sufi to be able to relate to them. So, just let go, kick back, and enjoy these pieces of wisdom and spirituality.   […]

#CairoGigs: Jordan’s Random House Brings Neo-Sufi Music to Cairo

#CairoGigs: Jordan’s Random House Brings Neo-Sufi Music to Cairo

Classical Arabic music speaks to Jordanian musician Qais Raja in such a way that he formed a band, Random House, to blend its elements into a modernized sound that can be understood globally.   In ripped, faded jeans, flip-flops, and long dreads that curl a bit at the ends, Raja is unassuming and down-to-earth. We […]

#CairoGigs: 8 Venues That Will Give You a One of a Kind Music Experience

#CairoGigs: 8 Venues That Will Give You a One of a Kind Music Experience

There are few things better than sitting in a cozy room with a few dozen other people and being serenaded by one of your favorite musicians. Sure, bigger venues are great for some things, but if you really want to be able to just sit and listen and let the music carry you away, here […]

Christmas Carols Played by Sufi and Gazal Singers Is the Most Beautiful Thing You’ll Hear Today

Christmas Carols Played by Sufi and Gazal Singers Is the Most Beautiful Thing You’ll Hear Today

In a world where religious hatred and islamophobia have become a norm, along comes a musical piece that shows unity like no other. A commercial initiated by Tata Sky features Musilim sufi and gazal artists playing the most unexpected piece, Christmas carols including “We wish you a merry Christmas” and “Rudolph the red node reindeer”. […]

Zar at Makan: Authentic Egyptian Folk Music in Cairo

Zar at Makan: Authentic Egyptian Folk Music in Cairo

  The moment you hear the word “Zar” you immediately feel petrified, but the way Egyptian movies portray Zar practices is so unjust and entirely wrong.     Zar music goes way back in Egypt; it is part of its history and traditions. Practiced for spiritual euphoria, the performers describe it as the divine possession […]

20 Rumi Quotes We Love

20 Rumi Quotes We Love

Who better than Rumi to narrate on spirituality and reflection? Here are some of our favorite quotes  from the revered 13th-century Sufi poet:   Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey to the ocean of meanings… Leave and don’t look away from the sun as you go, in whose light you’re sometimes crescent, sometimes full. […]