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  • Five Parties & Gigs Not to Be Missed This Weekend

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     The seductress that is the weekend is beckoning and she has some mighty fine surprise lined up for y’all in the form of some pretty hot events that have a little bit of everything. House fans, rock fans and even dancehall fans (there are some in Egypt, apparently) have plenty to get stuck into this weekend.

    VAVAMUFFIN @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
    (Thursday)
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    In collaboration with the Polish Embassy, Cairo Jazz Club is kicking off its weekend with one of the more unique nights of music you’ll find across the capital this weekend. Now, nine Polish guys inspired by dancehall music sounds like a some kind of SNL sketch, but for some reason, Vavamuffin works. Having formed way back in 2003, Vavamuffin have five albums to their name and continue to a popular act on the festival circuit in Europe, with their 2005 album Vabang was hailed as an important landmark for Polish reggae – so yeah, Polish reggae is a thing.

    BACK 2 BASICS SEASON 4 OPENER @ UPTOWN CAIRO
    (Thursday)
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    It’s been a big year of Ismail Kassem; his Facebook videos have been going viral, he’s expanded his repertoire with Amaze Projects and Back 2 Basics celebrated its third anniversary with a trilogy – yes, trilogy – of parties. While a couple of parties in Sahel over the summer kept B2B fans happy, it’s this weekend that’s the big one; season four of the new seasons is set to see Kassem and co. return to Uptown Cairo for an Alice in Wonderland-themed night that will see Italian duo, Undercatt, and Ibiza favourite, Edu Imbernon, be the marquee names on a line-up that will also see ‘Jimmy’ debut as part of the B2B crew. So, yeah – busy year.

    ASHIBAH @ THE TAP MAADI
    (Thursday)
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    Though there hasn’t been as much hubbub as one might have expected, The Tap Maadi is kicking its week off in style. What is probably the bar’s highlight event of the whole week will see Denmark-based Egyptian DJ, singer-songwriter and producer, Ashibah, is set to make a rare Cairo appearance. While she certainly has a lot of male fans over in Egypt, what makes Ashibah’s gigs unique, is that she adds live vocals to her DJ sets, making for some pretty rad performances, as those who attended her last gig at The Tap last year as part of Red.Move.Now some time last year may remember. This event has, very sadly, been cancelled. But it’s not all bad news – the awesome Minus T is set to take to the stage.

    AKLADIOS + MISTY & HAFEZ @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
    (Friday)
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    This weekend’s Friday Fever is as feverish as ever at Cairo Jazz Club, with three of the best young DJs set to take to the stage. Akladios has had a huge 2016 and, alongside occasional cohort and friend, kidmims;, have been flying the flag high for the increasing pool of female DJs in Egypt. Following Akladios at CJC will be a rare reunion between dynamic duo, Misty & Hafez, who were earlier this year chosen to be featured in a Discovery Channel promo about Cairo nightlife. Something about the piece must have got them itching to get back together on the decks, because this really is a rare occurrence these days. May it live long.

    SHEREEN ABDO @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
    (Saturday)
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    As you might have gathered at this point, this weekend is shaping up to be a busy one at Cairo Jazz Club, with the third of three big nights set to welcome the utterly unique and inexplicably compelling Shereen Abdo. Possessing the angst-ridden nonchalance and chic-rebellious hair do of a misunderstood star in the making, Abdo has been in hot form as of late, playing gigs from everywhere to El Sawy Culturewheel, to ROOM Art Space, to Zigzag – form that is owed to her unique Egyptian fol-rock fusion. Not a bad way to end the weekend.

    For more live music, parties exhibitions and events, check out the Cairo Gossip events calendar.
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    By Kalam El Qahaira

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