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  • August at Cairo Jazz Club: Fulltone, PanSTARRS, Firehood, Disco Misr Album Launch & More!


    It may have gone unnoticed by most, but the eagle-eyed (or eagle-eared) among you might have noticed that there’s been a bit of a shake-up to the Cairo Jazz Club schedule this year – a change that has rejigged the Agouza bar into hosting even more huge nights of music, with some of the best and biggest names in the country.

    Whether you’re looking for a little funk in your house, a pinch of alternative in your rock or a spoon or two of Alexandria in your Cairo, CJC’s August buffet of live music is on – and our first course is looking mighty tasty…

    FULLTONE & NEOBYRD (Thursday 3rd)


    Two of the most unique homegrown acts perform under one roof on the eve of the first weekend of the month – and it’s going to be a big one. First up on this feast of electronic, Amr ‘Fulltone’ Khaled brings his unique fusion of live instrumentation and synths to the stage, before another heavyweight, NeoByrd, returns to CJC for a huge weekend kick-off that has Cairo’s pure music lovers wagging their tails in delight.


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    Saturday 5th’s double header of live music brings a cross-continental flavour to the CJC stage, with two vert unique acts. Alexandria natives, Almena, get the ball rolling with their Oriental-tinted world music stylings, before Ahmed Omar takes to the stage with a very special guest-addition to his increasingly popular band/project, AfriCairo. Over the last few years, Sudanese songstress, Asia Madani, has become a favourite amongst Cairo’s music fans and her Sudanese folk seems like a perfect fit for AfriCairo’s fusion of Arabic and African sounds.

    PANSTARRS (Tuesday 8th)


    The big gigs are coming thick and fast in the first ten days or so of August, but one of the biggest of the bunch has to be a rare appearance from PanSTARRS. Performances in Cairo by Youssef Abouzeid and co are at a premium and so this is an unmissable opportunity to see what is one of Egypt’s most established and fluid alternative rock bands in Egypt flex their ever-so talented musical muscles

    MASSAR EGBARI (Thursday 10th)


    More of Alexandria’s finest are lined up for the first half of the month, this time in the form of Massar Egbari. Hany El Dakkak and co are no strangers to the CJC faithful and their stock continues to rise as one of the few bands in Egypt to successfully transition from the underground to the mainstream. More importantly, however, they sure know how to put on a show.

    DISCO MISR ALBUM LAUNCH (Wednesday 16th)


    Following the success of last year’s summer release, Short We Fanela We Kas, Amr Emad and Mostafa El Sherif, aka Disco Misr, are set to drop another summer stunner this year. After launching it in Sahel, the roadtrip heads back down south to Cairo, where the devilish duo return to CJC for what will certainly be a memorable night.



    What do Azaar, Omar El Sabh and A-Squared have in common? Well, when it comes to adding a little funk to house, there are few better people to sail this particular party boat. With this marking the CJC debut of up-and-comer, Azaar (pictured above), it’s a packed line-up that will be heavy on the funk and nu disco – this is, in no uncertain terms, a night for dancing.

    (Thursday 24th)

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    Adham Roshdy is something of a musical chameleon; many have been enjoying his gigs with the Wave Jazz Band over the last year or so, but with that luscious head of long, black hair, that perfectly handle-barred moustache and his general energy, Roshdy is his in element with is newest project, Firehood, who are set to take to the stage to pay homage to the legendary AC/DC Tribute and here’s a spoiler: they’re awesome.

    LOS COMPADRES (Sunday 27th)

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    Bringing the classic jazz of Cuba and the Buena Vista Club, Ashraf Habashi is set to lead the Los Compadres troops back to CJC. Habashi has proven time and time again that he knows how to ave a crowd eating out of hiis hand, but just as much credit needs to go to the rest of the band, who happen to be some of the most talented jazz musicians in the region: Mina Nashaat, Ehab and Diaa Tass and the brilliant Rami Attallah. Plus, the guy at CJC might have a little surprise up their sleeves for this one – but you didn’t hear it from us.

    These are, of course, just a handful of what awaits at Cairo Jazz Club this month; stay up to date with the CJC Facebook page.