Nadah el Shazly


Nadah el Shazly is an experimental composer, singer, and musician from Cairo’s lively underground scene. She started out studying classical piano, moved on to play Misfits covers in a punk band, but soon changed her path to make electronic music until she settled for an original hybrid of all the aforementioned styles plus avant-garde jazz and Arabic pop and folk music. The debut album Ahwar was created during sessions in Egypt, Montreal and at Electronmusikstudion, EMS, in Stockholm. Here, slide guitars, saz solos and hordes of free-form saxophones meet Nadah El Shazly’s expressive voice in a sparkling universe of sounds and colors.