Cairo’s Underground Sounds – NOWNESS

Mahraganat—meaning ‘festivals’ in Arabic—is a street music style which has quickly emerged from Egypt’s more deprived districts, rapidly embedding itself in Cairo’s urban culture. In this film, director and electronic musician Wael Alaa (who records under the name NEOBYRD) heads to the Egyptian capital’s Bulaq district—the epicentre of this burgeoning underground scene—to document the people and places behind this defiant new genre.

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