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  • Five Parties to Go to in Cairo This Week

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    The weekend is king when it comes to nightlife in Cairo, but this week, the capital’s bars and clubs will almost certainly be the reason for you being late to work this week more than once. So if you get a scolding from your boss while in a hungover stupor, you have the fok at Cairo Jazz Club, Nacelle and The Tap Maadi to blame. Here goes…

    HEND EL RAWY + THE METEORS PROJECT @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
    (Tuesday)
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    Cairo Jazz Club’s weekly night of ‘alternative’ has put some of the more ignored acts in Cairo under the spotlight, but this time it’s a little different. Originally Egyptian, Hend El Rawy is the front-woman of quirky French band, Orange Blossom, whose made their Cairo debut in October 2016. El Rawy is set to fly solo this time, however, bringing her unique fusion of Egyptian music and Western alternative rock to the stage, on a night that also sees one of the hottest acts in Egypt right now perform. The Meteors Project have been here, there and everywhere in recent times and a new release last year cemented the duo’s intangible prog-rock, trip hop, neo-classical and techno leanings as one of the most unique sounds in the country.

    B-SIDE BY NACELLE @ ???
    (Wednesday)
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    Nacelle loves to add an element of the unknown whenever it can and the location of this week’s B-Side is the object of mystery. Though it’s been held at The Tap East since its return this month, the venue for this edition has yet to be announced. Wherever it might be, it’s set to be a special one, with Parisian DJ, Lord Funk (best name ever), set to headline. As a music design supervisor, Senor Funk has an acute sense for music and plays everything from e-funk, Afro-funk and disco, to acid jazz, soulful deep house and old school hip-hop – so expect an eclectic night of music that will also see Genial – a man quickly becoming a Nacelle favourite – also taking to the stage.

    ELEKTROLIVE: RADIO ACID + GASER @ THE TAP MAADI
    (Wednesday)
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    The ever-changing and evolving schedule at The Tap Maadi has had its non-starters over the last six months or so, but one theme-night is already shaping up to be one of its best. Elektrolive has added an element of diversity at the bar in opening up the stage to some of the city’s more alternative acts, with this week’s edition welcoming Mohamed Ragab and Sherif Galal, aka electronic fusion project, Radio Acid. Also on the line-up is one half of The Meteors Project, incumbent Student DJ champion and techno and tech house connoisseur, Gaser, who closes the night.

    SEBO K @ ZIGZAG
    (Thursday)
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    With Armenian-Egyptian musician, Georges Kazazian, performing midweek at Zigzag, a big week for the Downtown bar will also see it kick off the weekend with influential Berliner, Sebo K. Straddling the line between crowd-pleaser and the industry-respected figure, Sebo K is a man with plenty of experience in really getting a party started. Though techno and deep house are his weapons of choice, don;t be surprised to hear a variety of sounds on the night – which will feature Fayek.

    WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE + SAFI @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
    (Thursday)
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    One of Cairo Jazz Club’s biggest nights of the week is set to see the bar welcome Lebanese band, Who Killed Bruce Lee, for the first time. The four-man group (who are all proudly bearded, FYI) have made a name for themselves for a unique sound in the Middle East that fuses electro-punk and indie rock. Making the gig all the more precious is the fact that this will be the band’s last performance in the Middle East till October. Rounding off the night, meanwhile, is the ever-affable Safi.

    For more events across Cairo this week, check out the Cairo Gossip events calendar.
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    By Kalam El Qahaira

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