23 Aug 2016 - 19:00

Following recent appearances at Norbergfestival and Clandestino Festival, Egyptian composer and music producer Nadah El Shazly lands in Stockholm for her Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) composer residency.

Fylkingen, EMS and Simsara are proud to present El Shazly’s first show in Stockholm in a triple bill featuring a vanguard of alternative music in Egypt, Maurice Louca and veteran purveyor of Swedish live acid, Daniel Araya.

Nadah El Shazly

“Elegant dissonance between the quirky corrugated beats she fights with and that stirring, adaptable voice” CairoScene

An Egyptian singer, composer and music producer living and working in Cairo. As well as composing, performing and producing her music using her voice and various electronic approaches, El Shazly plays the Saz, keys and percussions. https://nadahelshazly.tumblr.com

Maurice Louca

“Egyptian music is currently undergoing an energetic renaissance. Maurice Louca’s second solo album taps into this excitement. By opening up to everything around him, he has crafted remarkable music - dense, driven and splashed with colour.” The Wire

Inspired by many influences, from psychedelic to Egyptian shaabi, Louca’s second album Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot), released via Nawa Recordings in November 2014, shattered the confines of musical and cultural labelling and was dubbed by many as a game-changer for the region’s independent music scene. A hard-hitting live rendering of this album will be performed by Louca on live keys and electronics, with Bashar Farran on bass and Tommaso Cappellato on drums. http://www.mauricelouca.com

Daniel Araya

A veteran of live acid in Sweden, for the past twenty years, Araya has been playing live acid techno. His live sets are based around a handful TB-303 synthesizers and other old synths, relying on the interaction between their internal sequencers and their various quirks to create improvised dance music.


Entrance: 80/60Kr
Tickets can also be purchased in advance on tickster.com:




Samproduktion Fylkingen / Simsara


For press, bookings & guestlist requests contact Sarah El Miniawy - sarah@simsara.me

Supported by Musikverket, this evening is part of a series of events and collaborations organised by Sarah El Miniawy, founder of the Stockholm & Cairo based agency Simsara for alternative Arabic music PR & management. Throughout 2016/17, the project brings together Arab & Swedish musicians and music organisations, in partnership with Clandestino Festival, Irtijal (International Festival of Experimental Music in Lebanon), EMS, Fylkingen, Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival and eka3. More events, artists and collaborations will be announced soon.